The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia has been invited to participate as part of an iAOPA Working Group on private pilot medical standards. iAOPA is seeking ICAO to adopt, implement, and recognize alternative medical standards (self-certification) that apply to private pilots meet the above objectives and to do so on a bilateral and multilateral basis.
AOPA Australia will work as part of a national effort to prepare a formal report for submission to the ICAO Secretariat for inclusion on the agenda of the ICAO Medical Panel that recommends the development and implementation of a global alternative standard of medical requirements for private pilots. Such alternative standard shall be risk and data-based, cost-effective, and promote safety and growth of general aviation and shall further contain a pilot educational component that covers high-risk conditions and altitude physiologies and makes appropriate provision for general practitioner resource materials.
AOPA Australia representatives include;
President, Shawn Kelly
Medical Director, Dr David Hooke
Chief Executive Officer, Benajmin Morgan