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FAA AME Assisted Special Issuance (AASI)  Process

    The AASI is a process that provides the Airman Medical Examiner (AME) the ability to reissue  all classes of airman medical certificate to an applicant with certain disqualifying conditions.  At the time of the initial medical examination for a certificate the AME will do the exam, and forward the results and the diseases-specific information to the FAA or contact the FAA Regional Flight Surgeon for approval.  FAA staff physicians provide the initial certification decision and the application is approved or denied.  If the FAA approves the application, the Airman receives an authorization letter accompanied by an attachment that specifies the information that the applicant must provide from his/her treating physician(s) for recertification. When you return for the renewal of you medical certificate, you bring the authorization letter in, the required medical information, and if the condition has not changed and you are otherwise qualified the AME will issue the certificate. 

    These standards may be updated at any time. To insure that you are being guided by the most recent  one clicking on one of the following conditions or diseases will take you directly to the FAA AASI Page for that particular disease or condition.  To return to this page please click you Browser Back  Button.



AASI  Conditions and Diseases for all Classes




Atrial Fibrillation

Bladder Cancer

Breast Cancer

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Colitis (Ulcerative or Crohn's Disease)

Colon Cancer

Diabetes Mellitus - Type II, Medication Controlled


Hepatitis C



Lymphoma and Hodgkin's Disease


Migraine Headaches

Mitral and Aortic Insufficiency

Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

Prostate Cancer

Renal Calculi

Renal Carcinoma

Sleep Apnea

Testicular Carcinoma


AASI Conditions and Diseases for 3rd Class

Coronary Heart Disease

Valve Replacement

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This page was last updated on 10/31/14