Airplane Pilot

The Mayo Clinic Aerospace Medicine program is a valuable resource for pilots, aircraft manufacturers, airlines and corporate flight departments. From routine Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight physicals to complex evaluations for aviators needing Special Issuance Authorization waivers, the Mayo Clinic programs in Aerospace Medicine offer a comprehensive set of medical services for recreational pilots, business aviation flight crews, professional air transport personnel and even individuals traveling to high-altitude environments on land or in the air.

Many of the faculty members of the Mayo Clinic Aerospace Medicine team have civilian and military flight experience. Our staff has expertise in the fields of aerospace medicine, internal medicine, occupational medicine, psychiatry and pulmonary medicine. They work as a team to apply the appropriate expertise for each situation. Mayo Clinic specializes in complex aerospace medical consulting for pilots of all training levels and type ratings.

Mayo Clinic Aerospace Medicine staff also provides medical director services to business aviation flight departments and specialized programs for preventive screening over the career of a pilot in the Mayo Clinic ProPilot™ program.

The Aerospace Medicine program is part of Transportation Medicine, which also includes Department of Transportation (DOT) exams and services for the merchant marines and federal railroad administration.