Just six weeks into BasicMed, more than 10,000 pilots have completed the checklist, exam, and AOPA Medical Self-Assessment online course and are now flying under the BasicMed rule. The response to the new FAA medical certification alternative has been overwhelmingly positive from both pilots and physicians. Among the medical reforms is that a pilot can have the exam completed by any state-licensed physician, as opposed to going to an aviation medical examiner (AME), which is required for a traditional third class medical.

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Via:: AOPA



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