Because of a growing interest by the public of health issues associated with commercial flying, the Aerospace Medical Association prepared this brochure for interested air travelers. It is informational only and should not be interpreted by the reader as prescriptive. If the traveler has any questions about fitness to fly, it is recommended that he or she consult a physician.
This guidance document has been developed primarily for medical practitioners who volunteer to provide assistance on board and for those who wish to understand the background to airline provision of on-board first aid and medical care.
Provides information for physicians to enable them to properly advise patients with preexisting illness who plan to travel by air.