X2Doubt it, but my opinion is that he's worth the money. I'm not on a special issuance anymore, but I have been in the past (for asthma) and he's the guy to see around here.
Thanks! That's sounds like a good idea, just talking about a "what if" scenario so I can get the impression to see what could happen.X2
He’s a pilot, and an AME, and he knows the ins and outs of the FAA medical system as well as, I don’t know, maybe a couple dozen guys in the whole country?
Not saying he’s the perfect guy for you and your circumstances, but you want someone equivalent to him working with you.
(General note regarding touchy medical questions: Remember, always, that AME’s ultimately work for the FAA, so approach all of your interactions with them with that thought in mind. The good ones really have your best interest at heart, but sometimes it can be better for both of you to have your conversations about “hypothetical” situations rather than forcing them into a corner they don’t want to be in. Think about what you want to say and how you are going to say it before the meeting takes place and you will get the info you need without putting you or them in any jeopardy. They can help you, immensely, but you can’t put them in a place that requires them to do something that they would rather not do.)
+1. If you aren't at an ALPA carrier and have access to AMAS...He's one of the ones who actually is there to help.