Extra Hurdles for Transgender Pilots Removed

The advocate.com is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has removed hurdles for transgender pilots that required them to recieve additional psychological testing; often at their own expense:

The FAA requires thorough medical and psychological clearance of all pilots before they are allowed to fly. But trans pilots in particular were previously required to undergo additional psychological tests such as personality, projective, and intelligence tests, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.

According to Harper Jean Tobin, director of public policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality, the FAA guidelines were unclear in their stance on trans pilots and lacked any rational medical backing, resulting in a slew of unnecessary tests that singled out pilots who are trans.

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