All applications for medical and student pilot certificates will be filed electronically instead of on paper by Oct. 1, the FAA said last week. The Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton said the paper system «allows for too many errors, leads to storage problems, and creates security risks.  The electronic MedXPress system will eliminate those problems and expenses, and will make it possible to offer new services.

 

** FAA Medical System To Go Paperless   AvWeb Feb 2012