If you think that you might may have a disqualifying medical condition and/or prescribed medication, please contact a local AME (Airman Medical Examiner) preferably sooner rather than later so you don't waste your time and money. There are many resources on the web which may help with general questions relating to what medical conditions are disqualifying for airmen. Required medications and a history of certain ailments would be worth checking early-on. In general, the FAA is amazingly accomodating to all but the most serious. I have had students qualify while wearing an insulin pump.
To SOLO, you must have successfully completed your FAA Medical exam or complete a BASIC MED medical with a doctor of your choice.
A FAA certified medical with an AME (Airmen Medical Examiner) is the normal beginning medical exam for all new pilots. IF you have obtained an FAA certified medical since July 15, 2006 however, you may also qualify for the new FAA Part 68 - "BASIC MED" approved FAA medical certificate. Assuming you wish to qualify for BASIC MED, if not, you may continue to receive FAA certified exams. IF you plan to fly commercially, you should probably not apply for BASIC MED for now...you will likely be required to stay with FAA certified medical exams due to the types of aircraft your will likely fly.Remember - you may disregard the MedX form (below) and self-certify ONLY if you have had a successful FAA medical since July 15, 2006 and wish to apply for BASIC MED.
👉 👉 👉 FAA CERTIFIED MEDICALS START HERE - FAA MEDEX APPLICATION FORM
☠ *IMPORTANT: You must be honest and truthful on this application even for DMV records. They do check!!!
You can stop and save the form but when you hit "submit" please record your MedEX assigned number. You must give that number to your FAA Physician (AME).
Remember to take the number assigned at the end of your form submission to your AME on the day of your examination. The FAA will also email the number to you. Do not go to your AME without that number(I did that once...very painful!).
IMPORTANT: Come away from the AME with a third* class medical (*or higher if you want but not necessary for a student pilot). A first class medical is required for Air Transport Pilots and has the most extensive requirements and it is only good for six months but if you are intending to be an airline pilot you may need this one some day. A third class medical is good for two years and has minimum requirements (FIVE YEARS if you are under 40 years of age).