ETC Recruiting for Study

The National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center in Southampton, PA, is conducting research into the safety training methods that will be used to train future sub-orbital space flight passengers. Volunteers are invited to participate in the experiment and experience a simulated sub-orbital space flight. There is no compensation for time, travel, lodging, or other expenses associated with you participation in this experiment. 

Details can be viewed in the NASTAR Center-UTMB Recruiting Letter.

Medical Challenges in Extreme Air Sports & in Aviation

The World Air Games, conducted under the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), is the premier international multi-sports event fielding the world’s top Air Sports Athletes. The FAI World Air Games 2015 has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai.

The Medical Commission (CIMP) of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and the Medical authorities of Dubai are pleased to announce the “First UAE International Symposium on Air Sport Medicine“. This symposium is part of the official programme of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015.

AsMA members participating include: Dr. Nomy Waseem Ahmed, Dr. Melchor Antunano, Dr. Anthony Evans, Dr. Kevin Herbert, Dr. Geoffrey McCarthy, Dr. Ries Simons, and Dr. Roland Vermeiren.

See the FAI World Air Games 2015 brochure.

AsMA Pilot Mental Health Recommendations Updated

The AsMA Pilot Mental Health Working Group recently reviewed their previously published recommendations on pilot mental health screening and updated those recommendations. This review was in response to the March 2015 Germanwings accident. Read the updated Pilot Mental Health recommendations.

AsMA Response to Draft Legislation on Third Class Medical Certification

Section 2 of the draft legislation titled Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (H.R. 1062 and S. 571) makes significant changes to the medical certification requirements for a large portion of U.S. Private Pilots.  The Aerospace Medical Association leadership and committees have carefully reviewed the draft legislation and a letter was sent to the FAA Administrator, members of the U.S. Congressional General Aviation Caucus, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, as well as the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation.  The letter describes concerns with Section 2 of the draft legislation and encourages the use of the FAA Notice of Prposed Rule Making Processes so comments and concerns from the public can be properly voiced and considered by the rule makers.


AsMA Response to Pilot Mental Health Issues

AsMA Pilot Mental Health Working Group Chairperson, Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., MD, MS, reponds to Pilot Mental Health Issues. Learn more about AsMA's efforts related to pilot mental health issues by visiting our Pilot Mental Health webpage.

Aeromedical Lessons Learned from Columbia Shuttle Mishap

Reflecting current efforts and understanding, Loss of Signal aims to present the story of Columbia from an aerospace medical angle, focusing holistically on what is important for future investigations and analysis of spacecraft mishaps. This book is written by those who participated in the crew recovery and analysis and is written from their first-hand perspective of the events. The loss of a human crew implies sensitivities that must be balanced against the public and industry need to know, with the guiding principle being prevention of further mishaps and enhanced protection for crewmembers.

Learn more here.