BasicMed checklist, AOPA aeromedical course released

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BasicMed checklist, AOPA aeromedical course released

Posted by John Hamilton on Apr 24, 2017 1:13 pm

FAA releases BasicMed checklist, approves AOPA course
The FAA on April 24 released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist that pilots who wish to fly under BasicMed need to fill out and have completed by the state-licensed physician performing the medical examination. The agency also published a link to AOPA's Medical Self-Assessment: A Pilot's Guide to Flying Healthy online aeromedical course that satisfies the requirement for pilots to complete a medical education course prior to operating under BasicMed. Although qualified pilots cannot fly under BasicMed until May 1, they can go ahead and make a doctor's appointment, have the checklist filled out by the physician, and complete the online medical course. Read more >
Access the course and checklist
Download the BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist
Complete AOPA's 'Medical Self-Assessment: A Pilot's Guide to Flying Healthy'
Pilot Eligibility Pilots must hold a valid U.S. driver's license and comply with any restrictions; have held a valid FAA medical certificate, regular or special issuance, on or after July 15, 2006; and not had their most recent medical revoked, suspended, or withdrawn, or most recent application denied. Pilots with a medical history or diagnosis of certain cardiac, neurological, or mental health conditions will need a one-time-only special issuance for each condition.
Aircraft Specifications Up to 6 seats, up to 6,000 lbs (no limitations on horsepower, number of engines, or gear type)
Flight Rules Day or night, VFR or IFR
Passengers Up to 5 passengers
Altitude Restriction Up to 18,000 feet msl
Geographic Limitation Within the United States (unless authorized)
Speed Limitation 250 knots indicated airspeed
Operating Limitation Cannot operate for compensation or hire, except for flight instruction and as permitted by 14 CFR 61.113
Aeromedical Training Free online course required every two years (24 calendar months)
Physician Visit Every four years (48 calendar months)
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Re: BasicMed checklist, AOPA aeromedical course released

Posted by Mike Collins on Apr 24, 2017 1:16 pm

It's out on the FAA site, too. Time stamp says last update was Friday but I'm not sure it's been published for that long.