In order to fly, a pilot must meet minimum physical and mental safety standards as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is done by completing a medical exam and obtaining an FAA Medical Certificate from an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). FAA Medical Certificates are granted after successful completion of both an online application and flight physical. Pilot’s must carry their FAA Medical Certificate with them every time they fly.
Dr. Joseph Albano is a certified Senior Aviation Medical Examiner who retired from the United States Air Force Reserves after 27 years as a Flight Surgeon. Dr. Albano received a medical school scholarship from the United States Air Force and has been all over the world, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and more. Most of Dr. Albano’s flying was in F-16 D’s with the 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Dr. Albano is currently a private pilot.
Dr. Albano provides FAA medical examinations and certificates for Class I, II, and III Exams, as well as Air Traffic Control examinations.
How to get a FAA Medical Certificate:
- You first need to complete an online application through MedXPress (https://medxpress.faa.gov/medxpress/). After successful submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation number.
- Make an appointment at the Albano Clinic by calling (385) 220-9009
- Print a copy of your completed application (Form 8500-8) and bring it to your appointment, along with your confirmation number. Without this confirmation number, you cannot complete the process.
- At your scheduled appointment, Dr. Albano will provide your medical examination and complete the remainder of the FAA application form.
- If you meet the required standards, Dr. Albano will issue your FAA Medical Certificate.