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Another Medical Deferral question... Alcohol

Discussion in 'Ask A Flight Surgeon' started by B0432, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. B0432

    B0432 New Member

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    I know this issue has been posted several times, i have been getting very conflicting opinions from different "professionals" about an issue.

    Basically to sum it all up, i had an arrest 11years ago for DWI, no conviction... Blew under .15. This was before i held any kind of certificate or medical. Not sure that matters but some i have talked to say it does... Last year an arrest for DWI again non conviction, again under the .15 Bac.

    Only administrative actions with drivers license came of both of these.. All charges/records were expunged from 11 years ago after completing 2 year probation... I have still reported arrest on medical every year even tho it was expunged.
    FAA is asking for all court/police reports on both offenses, personal statement, past 10yrs of driving record. The record from 11 years ago again was expunged so it does not show up on any of my state driving record, but i report it none the less...
    I have seen people post about this same letter, it specifically says on the letter i have not been denied. They just want more information to see if im in compliance. Also like other posts I have seen, they are not asking me to do a substance abuse evaluation, only provide all documents of offenses and record with personal statement, no evaluation is required by them as of now.

    My understanding is that everyone that gets this letter is usually required to do an eval along with everything else i have listed.

    My question is, should i just do an eval ahead of time and send with the info they request? Even though not required to do so at this point? Time is of an issue as i fly for a living... Only a month until my current 2nd class expires.

    Thank you for any info.
     
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    B0432 New Member

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    I do realize i am at the mercy of the Faa here and my time issue to them does not matter, i also realize these offenses were my doing and i have had to suffer the consequences of them especially this last one.
    With that said this has been a sobering experience and i have immensely changed my drinking habits. I didnt drink that much before i had this last offense. Really dont drink but seldomly now since, and certianly do not even touch a vehicle even only having a single drink...

    Just asking for some info, not asking to be judged for my stupid mistakes as I know i am my worst critic with this issue.
    Thanks
     
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