Pilots can now track medical applications in real-time

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The FAA recently added a new feature to its online medical application system, MedXPress, that allows pilots to track the status of their medical certificates online throughout the application and review process. Prior to adding this new feature, pilots had to call to check their application status, or, in many cases, remain in the dark.

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

The certification process itself does not change. You can access FAA’s MedXPress at medxpress.faa.gov.

Eric Radtke