Jason Harmon, CTO and founding partner of Get Real Health, was recently highlighted in an article on WINGS Online, and his story will be published in their upcoming print magazine. Harmon is making waves in the aviation world with his important upcoming flight. He will be piloting a plane for Diabetes Formation Flight USA 2013, a flight of general aviation airplanes flown by Harmon and fellow pilots with diabetes. The group will fly in formation from Pellston Regional Airport in northern Michigan to the EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 29.
Previously, diabetics were unable to pilot aircraft, but a groundbreaking 1996 ruling opened the doors for diabetic pilots to fly privately. The FAA still prohibits diabetic pilots from flying commercial aircraft.
“The FAA recognized that advances in diabetes management and monitoring had enabled people to safely fly and protect against the risks of low or high blood sugar,” explains Harmon, “so I was one of the first pilots to get back my medical certification when they adopted the rule, which requires insulin-using diabetic pilots to follow a strict in-flight monitoring and management protocol.”
If you would like to read more about Get Real Health’s Jason Harmon and his historic flight, please read the full article here.
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