The FAA seems to understand CH...

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Posted by Q ( on February 05, 2000 at 00:08:42:

In Reply to: Brain fart posted by Bill on February 04, 2000 at 10:50:14:

...well enought to revoke my medical certificate.

This is probably not what you want to hear. I think it is the truth of the situation.

After reflection and soul searching, I might tend to agree with them. I thought of this conversation I was going to have with the flight controllers one day: "I'm gonna be a little busy for the next few minutes....(Autopilot engaged)....please vector traffic away from my position.....I'll explain later.....Cancel IFR, will proceed on visual (now how the shit am I gonna do that?)....." No, that was not going to be a fun conversation.

As a passenger, I have certain expectations of the flight crew, all of them -- cockpit and cabin. CH does represent a serious POTENTIAL safety issue in the air. From the flight surgeon's viewpoint, I would put CH in the same category as epilipsy ceisures. The problem with CH is that you just don't know when they're gonna hit. Pretty risky, I'd say.

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