Flagged File


New Member
I was reading an old post and came across something that I have a
question about.

you said " If it was a one time event, and there is no pattern of recurrence, the AME shold be able to issue the certificate. If there are multiple episodes, he must defer (unless they were all reported previously and the FAA has not flagged the file)".

Does the AME know when the FAA has flagged the file? Or does the AME just send the paperwork in and the FAA pulls it and looks at it?


My Flight Surgeon

Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner
The AME just sends it in and the FAA looks at it. The issues of whether this is reported as a single occurrence or has occurred more than once is a truth in reporting issue for the applicant. Remember that falsification of the 8500-8 can cost you up to $250,000 and/or 5 years in Federal prison.