a. Flight Safety Requirements. Flight safety requires that the medical
treatment of all crew members be under the supervision of a flight surgeon
who is aware of the effects of medication on flying duties.
b. Crew member Requirements. Crew members are required by regulation
to inform their flight surgeon when they have participated in activities or
received treatment which may require the imposition of a flying restriction.
c. Medical Restrictions. Appropriate medical restrictions from flying
will be made under the following conditions.
(1) Administration of drugs: Flight crew members who are taking a
drug which has a systemic effect will be restricted from flying duties until
convalescence or rehabilitation is complete. This does not mean that crew
members are prohibited from being prescribed medication after aeromedical
evaluation by appropriate medical authority. Drugs and medication will be
dispensed by or with the consent of a qualified flight surgeon. Individuals
receiving medication or drugs will be restricted flying duties as listed.
(a) Alcohol. Individuals using alcohol will be restricted from
flight for 12 hours after their last drink or until no residual effects
(b) Antihistamines and barbiturate. Individuals using
antihistamines or barbiturates will be restricted from flight starting with
use and for a period of 24 hours from the time usage is discontinued. This
time period may be extended until side effects are no longer present.
(c) Mood altering and tranquilizing drugs. Individuals using
these drugs will be restricted from flight during use and for a period of
four weeks following discontinuance of use.
(2) Immunizations: Medical restriction from flying will be for a
minimum of 12 hours following all immunizations (except smallpox) or for the
duration of systemic or severe local reaction(s), whichever is longer.
(3) Blood donation: Blood donations (200cc or more) require a
restriction from flight for a period of 72 hours from the time of donation.
(4) Decompression: Crew members will be restricted from flying
duties when symptoms or reactions occur during or following decompression.
If symptoms from decompression are present the crew member will be
restricted until evaluated and released by a flight surgeon. Crew members
engaging in low-pressure altitude chamber flights (regardless of altitude
reached) will be restricted from flying for 12 hours following