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FAA allows pilots to track medical applications in real time

FAA Press Release | April 20, 2022

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has added a new feature to MedXPress that allows pilots to track the status of their medical certificates online through the application and review process. Before adding this new feature, pilots had to call the Office of Aerospace Medicine to check on the status of their application.

“If you can track where your rideshare car is or the status of a company delivering your package, drivers should be able to see the real-time status of their request online,” said Dr. the air. “We will continue to explore how we can be more transparent with the aviation community.

As soon as an application is submitted, it appears in the pilot’s MedXPress profile. Status updates will change as the application progresses through the FAA review process. If an application is deferred or denied, the applicant will receive detailed information by mail.

The certification process itself does not change. Additional information regarding the FAA medical certification process is available at

This press release was prepared and distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration.