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).
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