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Safe to fly?

Michael Drane discusses clearing your patient to fly safely. What you need to consider and how you go about clearing your patient with medical conditions to fly.


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Take home messages


  1. Medical Considerations for Airline Travel


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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