All posts by Greg Vanichkachorn

Kidney Stones, Bends in an Airplane, & Commercial Space Flight!



For this episode we cover the entire atmosphere, and then some! I go over kidney stones and what it means for flying and the FAA. And then we talk to commercial space flight specialist Dr. Michael Harrison about the next frontier and his research about an underappreciated danger in general aviation.


Ouch! The COVID Vaccine



On this episode, I talk about the fun of getting the COVID vaccine, we discuss needle phobia, and finally Dr. Emily Stratton takes us up high to review high altitude medical conditions and treatment.


The “In” Crowd: Flying with Diabetes and Insulin



After a long COVID induced hiatus, I bring you episode 4! This episode is all about diabetes. Dr. Clayton Cowl gives an overview of the condition. Then, Andrew Schmertz, CEO of Hopscotch Air, shares his adventures in being in the sky with insulin. 


Insider Tips for Your AME Exam and A Pilot with Prostate Cancer



In this episode, we will review some new updates from the FAA regarding diabetes and SFAR 118. We also go over the top 10 things you can do to make your next aviation medical exam a piece of cake. And finally, an American Airlines pilot shares his story about prostate cancer and returning to flying.