Flight Physical Examinations

Photo of a man sitting in a cockpit of a plane.

To fly a plane a pilots license and a medial certificate, which involves a physical from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Medical Examiner (AME) is required.

MyMichigan Health offers FAA medical certificates for Class II and Class III authorized flight physical examinations through the WellSport office. To obtain a flight physical, follow these steps:

FAA Requirements

Aviators seeking a medical certificate must complete the FAA requirements. To learn more about FAA requirements visit pilot medical certification frequently asked questions or visit www.faa.gov.

Scheduling Your Medical Examination

  1. Call the WellSport office, (989) 837-9350, to schedule a flight physical. This office handles may types of appointments, please inform staff that you need to schedule a Flight Physical.
  2. Register and complete FAA form 8500-8 through the FAA MedXPress system.
  3. Please print your completed application and bring it with you to your appointment. If you do not have this paperwork with you, your appointment will be cancelled as you will be accessed a missed appointment fee of $25.
  4. Review all necessary documentation in regards to medical conditions. FAA Medical Certification or www.flighphysical.com
  5. If you have any of the following conditions, bring all Conditions AMEs Can Issue (CACI) worksheets and supporting documentation with you to your appointment (i.e. primary or specialist provider note, up-to-date blood or urine results, list of medications, etc). All questions must be answered by supporting documentation. It is acceptable for you to have your primary care provider complete the CACI form with his/her signature and information or in a letter on office letterhead.
  6. If you have a waiver or special issuance, please bring that to our appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule An AppointmentTo schedule a flight physical appointment, please call (989) 837-9350.

About Daniel Diaz, D.O.

Photo of family medicine physician Daniel Diaz, D.O.Daniel Diaz, D.O., is a family medicine physician with specialized fellowship training in non-surgical sports medicine. He is also an authorized Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide Class II and Class III flight physicals. In addition to providing flight physicals, Dr. Diaz provides sports injury evaluation, treatment and preventive care to athletes of all levels and ages through MidMichigan Health’s WellSport Program. He serves as a flight surgeon in the National Guard.

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