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March 8, 2016

Keeping Pilots in the Cockpit-SNF 2016 Forum

AVDoc51’s Dr. William Busch to speak at

Sun N Fun 2016 Forums


Going to Sun N Fun 2016?  Dr. William Busch will again be presenting at the Sun-N-Fun Forums on Friday April 8th in the Aerospace Educational Building Room 8 at 10:00 am to discuss how to “Keep Pilots in the Cockpit”.

 

Dr. William T. Busch and AVDoc51 have been part of Stallion 51 since 2005 bringing with him a unique skill set.  He retired from the US Navy as a Captain and a Dual-Designated Naval Aviator-Flight Surgeon.  He has accumulated over 5000 hours of flight time in over 30 different types of military aircraft and is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, an Airline Transport Rated Pilot and a Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Dr. Busch’s unique background and perspective has proven invaluable as an aviation and aero-medical consultant.

 

Dr. Busch believes that working with pilots, as an advocate for their personal medical proficiency is what a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner can do to keep pilots “healthy and flying.”  In addition to conducting, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class comprehensive Medical exams; Dr. Busch also advises pilots on lifestyle changes that promote wellness for years to come.  His advice includes counseling and assistance with special issuance and waivers as will as being HIMS (Human Intervention and Motivation Study) certified to assist pilots in returning to work after treatment.

 

Florida has one of the largest populations of pilots and student pilots in the country but is also home to the aging baby-boomer population. Many pilots of this generation are facing medical issues that might prevent them from flying into retirement. Dr. Busch’s AVDoc51 encourages these pilots to partner with their AME to develop a program to help identify medical issues before they escalate and potentially cause the loss of flight privileges.

 

Dr. Busch believes that “AVDoc51 has proven successful in preventing minor issues from becoming major obstacles”. If those minor issues become ones that need a special issuance from the FAA, Dr. Busch can consult with the pilot on how to comply with the FAA requirements. 

 

You will not want to miss Dr. Busch’s Sun n Fun Forum on Friday April 8th in the Aerospace Educational Building Room 8 at 10:00 am on how you can stay in the cockpit for years to come.

 

AVDoc51- where you can FLY-IN for your FAA Medical Exam!

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