Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. NATA’s regulatory affairs staff liaises with the agency and industry stakeholders on numerous Aviation Rulemaking Committees (ARCs) and working groups to address safety, training, airspace, compliance, and certification issues.

Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI)
General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC)
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)
Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation ARC
Air Carrier Training ARC
Airspace Access Priorities ARC
Spaceport Categorization ARC

Issues

Over-The-Counter Medications

FAA Publishes Detailed Information on Over-The-Counter Medications

 In meetings of the General Aviation Joint Safety Council (GAJSC), industry representatives including NATA expressed interest in educational material for pilots to know what non-prescription medications could be taken without compromising flight safety.  After extensive discussions internally and with industry, FAA has developed a web-based tool that pilots can use as a reference when considering taking over-the-counter medications.  The list, along with other information pertinent to ensuring medical fitness to fly, is located at www.faa.gov/go/pilotmeds.  FAA intends to update the information on these pages as new research and medications become available.  A link to the FAA information will also be placed on the NATA web site.