Columbus FAA Medical Exams are now at Ricekbacker Airport - schedule online.
An FAA Flight Physical or " the Medical" is an examination performed by a Medical Doctor selected by, recurrently trained by representingg and responsible to the Federal Government via the Federal Aviation Administration. It's an honor to serve as a Federal Medical Examiner. It's all about evaluating for anything that can result in a sudden incapacity in flight. The exam is done in accordance with Federal Medical Standards which vary based on the airman's age, the class of medical (FIRST, SECOND or THIRD) and any underlying conditions. Air Traffic Controllers are examined differently, as are Aviation Safety Inspectors, ATO's and "executive medical exams" for third-party companies such as oil-rig employees.
A simple THIRD class medical for someone first learning to fly is not usually much more involved than a High School Sports Physical, if you are healthy and have no underlying medical or psychological and/or psychiatric issues. Regardless, you must complete registration in FAA MedExpress and GET YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER and it will be sent to you from the FAA in an email, so you do NOT need to print out the papers if you have a phone with accesss to your email. You will get a full physical exam, vision, hearing, and you will need to produce a urine sample for a simple urine dipstick test we do for protein and glucose- NOT a drug screen. You will NOT need an internal rectal or pelvic exam. We can offer urine drug screening with legal chain-of-custody, if you want one for your own protection. Criminal history is also noted. Honestly, the federal regulations regarding Airman Medical Standards are public record in the AME Guide. To see the AME Guide-> Click the button below
Don't worry if it is your first exam. If you are a healthy young person it really it not much more extensive than a High School sports physical. But, You Will Need an FAA MedExpress Confirmation Number if you do not have an account you will need to create one - use the link below. Usually you Flight Instructor walks you through the process. This is NOT the IACRA system.
This is an electronic record you create before your exam. You will need bring this number to your appointment, usually as an email on your smart phone. It is similar to the paperwork you fill out anytime you see a new doctor.
We perform these exams at both the main office in Mansfield Monday to Thurs or by appointment.
You can fly into Mansfield Lahm, KMFD and we MIGHT be able to pick you and your instructor up - Richland Aviation usually has a
courtesy car and you can drive to our office.
The Columbus Offie is now at 7250 Star Check Drive., Columbus, OH 43217 this is on Rickenbacker Airport
Schedule onLine for Columbus if you have trouble - use Dr Mike's cell 614 975 1003.
YES, we will see ALL CLASSES of medicals plus Basic Med, ATC exams and Aeromedical consults and we are more than happy to see any of Dr Steinhauser's patients.
If you are not sure, then you should consider coming in for an Aeromedical Consultation and going over your records and/or situation. This can only be done before you submit your FAA MedExpress. Minor things such as controlled-High Blood pressure, Thyroid issues or kidney stones might fall under the CACI (Conditions AME's Can Issue) by filling out a simple worksheet and checking records from your treating physician(s). Other things such as color-vision or a fake-leg might require a SODA (Statement of Demonstrated Ability) Sport Pilot Certificate does not require an FAA Medical Exam, and Sport Pilots wanting to upgrade to Private Pilot or higher who are in anything less than perfect health are advised to come in for consultation before doing anything else due to the fact a failed or deferred Medical of ANY class will invalidate and suspend your Sport Pilot License. So, come in and talk first.
“Basic Med” as an alternate pathway for a THIRD class medical requirement but requires an initial FAA Medical. This can be done by any medical doctor in the state – the doctor does not need to be an AME but cannot be a NP or PA. Airmen with medical conditions that are ongoing or remote and require continued monitoring at the airman's expense are often switched to this category. Dr Stretanski does offer some Basic Med certifications, but airmen wanting Basic Med who qualify for an uncomplicated FAA Medical are always encouraged to obtain the FAA Medical. No, you can’t jump straight to Basic Med or use Basic Med if your medical has been revoked, suspended or you are about to report a DUI.
If you are on a deadline, have a major issue,. You can reach out to Dr. Stretanki directly on the published cell phone 614 975 1003. If two or more people are needing to be scheduled back to back and other times. We can accommodate one way or the other.
Mansfield office is open Monday to Weds 8a-5p for FAA exams.