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BasicMed Resource Center
After the release of
FAA’s Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements (Advisory Circular 68-1, aka “BasicMed”), overall reaction has been very positive. As with any change or new procedure, the questions are inevitable. EAA’s staff has received numerous questions about what the new law means or what may happen when it becomes effective on May 1.
EAA put together this Resource Center to make it easy for you to access information on BasicMed. After reviewing these materials, please contact us if you have further questions.
The FAA BasicMed includes three core requirements:
Comply with the general BasicMed requirements (possess a U.S. driver's license have held a medical after July 15, 2006).
Get a physical exam with a state-licensed physician, using the
Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist. Complete a BasicMed medical education course (Approved Courses:
Mayo Aerospace & AOPA).
Aeromedical Advisory Program
EAA’s Aeromedical Advisory Program provides EAA members who are having difficulty obtaining their medical certificate with the best possible opportunity to get it quickly and efficiently.
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