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New Paperless Application for Airman Medical Certificate

Starting in October 2012, the FAA is going paperless with regard to the completion and submission of your Application for Airman Medical Certificate (FAA Form 8500-8). If you have a Medical due after October 1, you will be required to go online and complete a new application form prior to your AME office appointment. 

This is how it works: Go online to https://medxpress.faa.gov/
To all crewmembers

To all crewmembers, 

Starting in October 2012, the FAA is going paperless with regard to the completion and submission of your Application for Airman Medical Certificate (FAA Form 8500-8). If you have a Medical due after October 1, you will be required to go online and complete a new application form prior to your AME office appointment. 

This is how it works: Go online to https://medxpress.faa.gov/


Follow the prompts. The form you fill out online is identical to the 8500-8 FAA Form that you fill out in the office when you visit your AME. After you complete this online form, print it, and then save it. Your confirmation number will be at the bottom of the page. Bring the printed form and the confirmation number to your AME's office with you. The confirmation number will allow your AME to access the completed form online and add the results of your medical exam. Your examiner can then transmit both to the FAA in OKC. MedXpress will only retain your application information for 60 days before deleting it. So, make sure you wait until within 60 days of your intended visit.


Most importantly, take the opportunity to get a copy of your last paper application (FAA Form 8500-8) to use as a guide. This will assist you in ensuring accuracy and matching information on your new online FAA application. During this transition to online reporting, a Medical history response of “Previously Reported” will not be accepted. You must write a small description of the illness, disability, or surgery. 


The ALPA Aeromedical Flyer for SEP/OCT 2009 has a detailed article for complying with Reporting Requirements on FAA Medical Applications. This ALPA Aeromedical Flyer is a great reference for your Medical Visit needs and is available in PDF format on your FedEx ALPA website under the Aeromedical Committee page.


If you have any questions please contact me on my cell, 410-641-2275, or my email:  Ross.Kendall@alpa.org


Captain Ross Kendall
FedEx MEC Aeromedical Chairman


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