|Task J: Aeromedical Factors (ASEL and ASES)
References: FAA-H-8083-25; AIM.
Objective: To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge of the elements related to aeromedical factors by explaining:
|Private Pilot PTS||What this means…||What you need to do to prepare|
|1. The symptoms, causes, effects, and corrective actions of at least three of the following—
|You need to be able to explain from memory the symptoms, causes, effects and corrective actions for all of these conditions.||Review Chapter 16 Aeromedical Factors in the PHAK which covers all of these conditions.
Additional detailed information is in the AIM.
|2. The effects of alcohol, drugs, and over-the-counter medications.||You need to be able to explain regulations pertaining to the use of alcohol, drugs, prescription and OTC medications.||Review AIM 8-1-1 Fitness for Flight.
While the FAA does not maintain a public database of authorized and unauthorized medications AOPA maintains a partial list based upon their research with the FAA. AOPA members can search their database.
|3. The effects of excess nitrogen during scuba dives upon a pilot or passenger in flight.||You need to be able to explain the risks and guidelines for flight after scuba diving.||See PHAK Chapter 16 and AIM 8-1-2 above.|