Mon, May 14, 2007
Dr. Gregory Pinnell Hails From Saginaw, MI
Association President Tom Poberezny has appointed Dr. Gregory
Pinnell of Saginaw, MI to the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council.
Representatives with the group tell ANN Dr. Pinnell is a board
certified family practitioner licensed in both Indiana and
Michigan. He is a senior aviation medical examiner who currently
practices as a primary care physician in a multi-specialty care
center in Saginaw.
An instrument-rated private pilot, Dr. Pinnell has served as an
EAA Pilot Advocate, helping EAA members regain their medicals for
the past six years.
Dr. Pinnell serves as a Flight Surgeon for the 434th Air
Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Reserve Base, United States Air Force
Reserve Medical Corps. He also frequently supports the Space
Shuttle program through the Department of Defense-Human Space
Flight Support Office.
The EAA Aeromedical Council oversees a volunteer group of more
than 160 highly skilled doctors who volunteer their time and
expertise in assisting EAA members and staff on FAA medical
certification issues. Most recently the Council worked closely with
the FAA on reducing the backlog of medical certifications.
Aeromedical Council Chairman, Jack Hastings, stated that he had
personally witnessed Greg's interest, enthusiasm, and hard work on
behalf of EAA members with problem aeromedical certification. "We
all welcome Greg to the Council and look forward to his
participation in the council's important work lying ahead."
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