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ADHD commercial pilot license

FAA Guidelines on ADHD — No Rx for Commercial Airline Pilots?

Basic FAA Highlights on ADHD and Piloting

As best I can make out, this is the bottom line for potential pilots with ADHD:

ADHD itself is not a disqualifying condition.
The FAA acknowledges that sometimes that the ADHD diagnosis in the past was in error.
Ifyou have a formal diagnosis of ADD or ADHD, you may need to undergo additional testing in order to receive a medical certificate.
Most medications used to treat ADHD are disqualifying (stimulants and non-stimulant Strattera).
Requires a 90-day period of taking no medication before evaluation.
The FAA requires its own extensive evaluation for ADHD.

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