I recently read on the Virtual Flight Surgeon web site that "Letters of Evidence ("L.O.E.") that an airman can pass an alternative color vision test not readily available in your AME’s office are no longer being issued without passing a formal test at the local FSDO."
My "L.O.E." was issued in 2002. Is my 7 year old L.O.E. still valid or am I going to have to wrangle with the F.A.A. every time I apply for a new first class medical?
By reading the regs, (14 CFR 67.401) it appears as though the F.A.A. is no longer going to "ISSUE" Letters of Evidence as they have in the past, (read; without a bunch of time-consuming hurdles). My L.O.E. has already been "ISSUED". Is it still good, going forward? The regs don't seem to address the issue of EXISTING Letters of Evidence.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I go for a new medical next month and this makes me nervous.