March 27 (Wed) 7pm - Allergies and Asthma and Flying

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

If you are taking allergy or asthma medications, are you aware the impact these medications have while flying? Allergies are a common issue that people deal with in life, and they can have a detrimental impact on pilots.

Doctor Brian Lipson, an Aviation Medical Examiner, will explain the impact of allergies from an aviation perspective. Pilots often treat allergies with medications but may not know the impact they have on decision making in the cockpit. In this seminar, we will review common medications and their impacts on pilots, as well as the rationale for why certain medications are allowed and certain medications are not. In order to understand how medications work, Doctor Lipson will explain the mechanisms and physiology of allergies and asthma and how the various medications work with an emphasis on the consequences of taking these as pilot in command.



Dr. Brian Lipson is a board-certified Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine. He has been in private practice in the Bay Area since 1990 with offices in Redwood City, Fremont, and Hayward. He recently completed his AME training and is now doing AME exams in his offices.



San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.