General aviation groups are objecting to a proposed FAA policy that would require pilots and controllers with a high body mass index (BMI), an indicator of obesity, to be screened for a sleep disorder. GA groups say it would set a “dangerous precedent” and is not justified by safety research. In a recent FAA Federal Air Surgeon's Medical Bulletin, Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton says the policy would require aviation medical examiners to calculate the BMI for airman and air traffic ...

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