Aeromedical

Healthy Pilot #8: Let’s Talk About Your Kidneys »

You've focused intently on pre-flighting the airplane, and you've paid attention to passenger safety and comfort. But that twinge in your lower back as you line up on the centerline gives you a moment's pause. Taxi back to the ramp or press on? If it's a kidney stone, and the pain only gets worse at altitude, you'll wish you'd listened to that little voice in your head suggesting a call to your doctor instead of that morning's fly-in pancake breakfast. More

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Healthy Pilot #6:... »

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Halladay: Guilt By Innuendo »

Sure, we don't want people in aviation who crash. But who's going to decide that before the fact? More