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Should I Take the Green Pill Or The White Pill
Pilots and Medication
Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, starting at 18:30 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Roy Diaz and Craig Patterson
Brief Description:

We all know that over the counter (OTC) drugs may compromise a pilot’s ability to control the aircraft and/or adversely affect executive cognitive functions planning, multitasking, and decision-making, among others. The difficulty comes for investigators in quantifying the known detriment that comes with various medications and conditions.

Impairment from medication, particularly OTC medication, has been cited in a number of accidents in general aviation. This led the NTSB and GAJSC to conduct a study of pilot impairment in aviation. While the extent of impairment was undetermined, the GAJSC found that 40 percent of the 200 fatal accidents studied were positive for some form of drug.

Dr. Roy Diaz is a local pilot and a senior FAA Medical Examiner.  He will discuss different types of medication and there effects on performance.

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Location of Seminar:
Floris Flight Services
901 Veterans Airpark Lane
Hangar 3
Midland, TX 79705
Directions to Venue:

From Veterans Airpark Lane,  Continue to Midland Airpark Airport gate.  Park on south side hangar 3.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  MDD
30 seats at the facility, 8 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
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Contact Information:
Phone: (432) 559-4335
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Thank you to Dr. Diaz for his time and Floris Flight Services for the use of their facilities.

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Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
½ Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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