Is progress being made?

Yes and no. 

There’s no denying that steps are being made in the right direction. However, history would conclude that large organizations with entrenched interests and organizational cultures do not often willingly change on their own, external pressure is often required. 

We applaud the FAA for taking some initial steps in the right direction. It's now up to pilots, the medical community and regulators to work together to reinvent a system that most pilots acknowledge is broken. Together, we can forge a brighter path forward for all aviators.