Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

Why Discussing Pilot Medicals Early is Essential to Avoid Training Delays w/Dr. Gregory Pinnell

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In this episode we talk to Dr. Gregory Pinnell of Airdocs about the importance of CFIs discussing pilot medicals early on in their students' training. By doing so, students will be better equipped to make informed decisions about their aviation career, understand the potential roadblocks and training delays they may face, and be proactive in any medical concerns that arise.


Dr. Gregory Pinnell is president of Airdocs Aeromedical Support Services, a multi-specialty group providing a variety of services to the aviation community. He has 23 years of aviation medicine experience and has been a pilot for 42 years.

He is a Family Practice Physician and Senior Aviation Medical Examiner in Michigan.   He served as a Chief Flight Surgeon and Commander for the 434th Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana. He also served as Deputy Chief of Bioastronautics for Human Spaceflight Support at Patrick AFB working 23 Space Shuttle missions plus Soyuz support.

He serves as an adjunct professor teaching Aviation Physiology and Human Factors at Western Michigan University College of Aviation.  He is a board member for Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and AME Consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon.


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