La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
FAA-certified medical exams are required for anyone seeking to pilot an airplane, helicopter, gyroplan or airship, and should be completed prior to starting flight training. Those hoping to pilot balloons and gliders are exempt from the medical certificate requirement.
The purpose of the physical exam is to alert potential pilots and contractors of any conditions that may impede or prevent safe aviation. By detecting these conditions early, the physicians at Healthpointe may be able to counter any adverse effects and keep patients on track toward receiving their aviation certificates.
There are three designated medical certificates: first-class, second-class, and third-class. The certificates are designated for: airline transport pilots; commercial pilots; and student, recreational, and private pilots, respectively. Healthpointe’s own Dr. Gabriel Martin Del Campo now offers certificates in the second and third-class designations. A second-class certificate for commercial pilots is valid for 12 months. A third-class certificate for student, recreational, and private pilots is valid for 60 months for aviators under the age of 40, and for 24 months for pilots over the age of 40. An official FAA exam form must be completed prior to the exam; the necessary FAA form (8500-8) is available through the MedXpress website.
For more information on Healthpointe’s FAA exams please schedule an appointment through http://www.HealthpointeMD.net or call (800) 956-2663.
Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties). As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit http://www.Healthpointemd.net