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December 26, 2005

Good News For Cataract Sufferers And Contact Lens Wearers

FAA Aeromedical Approves Multifocal Implants, Lenses

One of the ocular illnesses that comes with age is cataracts -- a buildup of protein in the eye which interferes with vision. The FAA has just made a lot of aging pilots safer by approving the latest surgical therapy for the disease. While they were at it, the crew at FAA Aeromedical in Oklahoma City also approved the popular multi-focal contact lenses, which is good news for a lot of pilots on the dark side of 40.

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NASA Brings Icing Training To You

Free Online Courses For All Pilots

Ah, winter. Flight cancellations, slippery conditions, your fingers freezing to Dzus fasteners or feeling the blast of 13-degree avgas when you drain fuel. Throw in "three foot high snow banks" (says my ATIS), and ground icing. Not to mention conditions very, very conducive to in-flight icing. Which brings us to the matter at hand. How much do you know about icing? Is it enough?

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