Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, questions a witness during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Inhofe, an 81-year-old avid pilot who had quadruple heart bypass surgery two years ago, is trying to loosen medical exam requirements so that private pilots like him don’t have to make so many doctors’ visits to show they are fit to fly.
Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, questions a witness during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Inhofe, an 81-year-old avid pilot who had quadruple heart bypass surgery two years ago, is trying to loosen medical exam requirements so that private pilots like him don’t have to make so many doctors’ visits to show they are fit to fly. Manuel Balce Ceneta The Associated Press
Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, questions a witness during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Inhofe, an 81-year-old avid pilot who had quadruple heart bypass surgery two years ago, is trying to loosen medical exam requirements so that private pilots like him don’t have to make so many doctors’ visits to show they are fit to fly. Manuel Balce Ceneta The Associated Press

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