13 episodes

Welcome to the Pilot Protection Services Podcast, where AOPA’s legal and medical certification staff and leading industry voices take on the challenges and developments that all pilots deal with, from staying out of trouble with the FAA, to becoming a better pilot, and staying healthy so you can stay in the left seat longer.

If you’re a fan of our monthly article content on aopa.org/pps, our podcasts are going to be the perfect addition to your audio library.

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Welcome to the Pilot Protection Services Podcast, where AOPA’s legal and medical certification staff and leading industry voices take on the challenges and developments that all pilots deal with, from staying out of trouble with the FAA, to becoming a better pilot, and staying healthy so you can stay in the left seat longer.

If you’re a fan of our monthly article content on aopa.org/pps, our podcasts are going to be the perfect addition to your audio library.

    13 Predicting the Future

    13 Predicting the Future

    Being human means making mistakes - even for pilots. Let’s see how real experts try to figure out when errors will happen and see how predictions of the future will further help us become safer pilots.

    • 26 min
    12 Fingerprints

    12 Fingerprints

    In order to understand our own error patterns, we have to acknowledge our tendencies, and that is the first step to develop safer attitudes and behaviors. 

    We welcome back Dr. Ken Stahl to continue our discussion on how understanding our brains in and out of the cockpit can help each of us become better pilots.

    • 27 min
    11 The Heart of the Matter

    11 The Heart of the Matter

    Today we're talking all things cardiac - the heartbeat of the aviator. One of the most frequent topic of calls into the Pilot Information Center's medical team is cardiovascular health because as we all know, it's hard to fly without a heart. 

    • 21 min
    10 Aging Out

    10 Aging Out

    Dr. Jonathan Sackier and Gary Crump return with the next episode of the Pilot Protection Services podcast, tackling the topic of ageism in aviation. With humans living and staying healthier for longer, pilots are comfortably taking advantage of the ability to fly under the new BasicMed rules - and that's a great thing for GA.

    • 20 min
    09 Help Your AME, Help Yourself

    09 Help Your AME, Help Yourself

    Pilots tend to fear their medicals simply because they value their ability to fly so intensely - and rightfully so.  Much can be done prior to the medical to alleviate this fear and smooth the process for the AME (Aviation Medical Examiner) as well as the pilot. 

    • 33 min
    08 Flying to Help Others: Keeping it Legal

    08 Flying to Help Others: Keeping it Legal

    This week, we catch up with panel attorney Rick Durden on a topic we often hear about after natural disasters - flying to help others, and - importantly - how to do it legally. 

    • 14 min

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Great way to keep informed

As an Aviation Lawyer this gives me a wonderful tool to stay on the cutting edge while on the go. I like the idea of listening from my car. Great job. Looking forward to the next one.

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