What does the US Federal Aviation Administration recommend for pilots with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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A US Federal Aviation Administration specification letter entitled “Sleep Apnea Evaluation Specifications” states that the complications of OSA present a risk to flying safety and recommends an initial workup, acceptable treatments, and follow-up for pilots being evaluated for OSA.


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