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Third-Class Medical Reform Now Law

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July 24, 2016 - EAA is proud to say that, thanks to efforts by congressional leaders, EAA and its members, and several other aviation organizations, many aviators will now be free from the expense and hassle of FAA medical certification.

EAA staff will be presenting on the third-class medical reform at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 25, in Forums Pavilion 3. The forum will be led by EAA Vice President of Government Relations Doug Macnair, EAA Government Advocacy Specialist Tom Charpentier, and Chairman of the EAA Medical Advisory Council Steve Leonard.

Senior FAA aerospace medicine staff will also be answering questions at the FAA Safety Center, near the base of the control tower, throughout the week. They will be able to solve medical certification problems and even print medical certificates on the spot for AirVenture attendees.

The new certification process will allow those flying with up to five passengers at altitudes up to 18,000 feet in aircraft weighing less than 6,000 pounds to fly under a third-class medical certificate without needing to see an FAA certified aviation medical examiner.

More information can be found in the four-page supplemental section in the Sunday edition of AirVenture Today available on the AirVenture grounds at the EAA Welcome Center, inside the EAA AirVenture Museum, or share it online with friends and family at home at EAA.org/abigwin.

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