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Richard Palm (PAO)
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BasicMed
      #435377 - 02/07/17 12:24 PM

Has there been any discussion here of the new BasicMed alternative to a third class medical? The search function is not turning up anything.

Just wondering what people think about it.

Edited by Richard Palm (PAO) (02/07/17 12:45 PM)


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Paul Millner [OAK]
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Re: BasisMed [Re: Richard Palm (PAO)]
      #435379 - 02/07/17 12:42 PM

Maybe the typo in the thread title confused people?

I'll stick with the Class 3, to make Canada (annually) and the flight levels, about the same, available.

If SI becomes required and burdensome, welll... BM may be useful.

Paul @ BERKS


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Richard Palm (PAO)
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Re: BasisMed [Re: Paul Millner [OAK]]
      #435380 - 02/07/17 12:47 PM

Quote:

Maybe the typo in the thread title confused people?...




Oops! :o


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Richard Palm (PAO)
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Paul Millner [OAK]]
      #435381 - 02/07/17 12:52 PM

Some people have been concerned about the price and availability of liability insurance to cover docs who provide the signoff.

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Richard Palm (PAO)]
      #435386 - 02/07/17 03:00 PM

I've seen some discussion that some docs say that this is only a marginal increase in their already heavy liability exposure so no worries if they are given a template of the exam to administer. Others may take a different view. But, in a way it sounds like just a different doc (i.e., not an AME) doing the 3rd class exam.

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Richard Palm (PAO)
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #435399 - 02/07/17 10:07 PM

I think one big difference between this and a third class medical is that there is no such thing as deferring the decision to the FAA, which I'm told can involve unreasonable delays, and in some cases, demands for expensive tests that are not covered by insurance. Another is that the FAA goes overboard on some of the requirements for non-commercial pilots, which I think a doctor who has actually seen and examined you may be less likely to do.

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Richard Palm (PAO)]
      #435400 - 02/07/17 10:13 PM

Richard - That is true. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Richard Palm (PAO)]
      #435439 - 02/09/17 01:56 PM

Quote:

Just wondering what people think about it.




As a flight instructor with a simple special issuance, I see BasicMed as a good thing. It is supposed to go into effect in May, but I think it'll take a good nine months to get any bugs worked out.


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Tom Charlton
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Richard Palm (PAO)]
      #435485 - 02/11/17 11:29 AM

Hi Richard,
I’ll be under light sport till BasicMed lights up. Will be interesting to see reaction of general practitioner docs as this goes into effect. I just barely slipped inside the ten year window.

Regards,
Tom Charlton (remote from a sleazy motel in El Cajon, Ca)


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Edited by Tom Charlton (02/11/17 11:30 AM)


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Mase Taylor
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Re: BasicMed [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435488 - 02/11/17 01:35 PM

Since the Cub qualifies as light sport, you wouldn't need more than a driver's license and your self-evaluation. Unless you want to fly more seats/weight/speed.

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