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Pilot Medicals

Dr Michael Drane discusses commercial pilot medical certification. Covering clearance to fly, the vacationing pilot, and the pilot with hazardous social behaviours. By the end of this episode, you will know your responsibilities concerning each scenario.


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Take home messages


  1. Civil Aviation Authority (of New Zealand)
  3. CDC Yellow Book


Michael Drane

Medical Officer Air New Zealand

Michael practised as a GP in the UK, the Wairarapa and Queensland. Currently he is working for Air New Zealand as one of their medical team. The company has a long-established Aviation and Occupational Health unit, and areas of interest include regulatory medicine and crew alertness management.

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