FAA Basic Med Physicals

FAA BasicMed Physicals are another way for pilots to fly without holding an official FAA Medical Certificate, reliant on them meeting  certain requirements. 

The Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 14 (14 CFR), Section 61.113(i); BasicMed Rule, allows pilots to use this checklist, and other requirements, in lieu of holding third-class FAA Airman Medical Certificate.  According to this rule, "Under BasicMed, an individual may only act as pilot-in-command (PIC) of an aircraft that is authorized to carry not more than 6 occupants, and that has a maximum certificated takeoff weight of not more than 6,000 pounds."

Find Form FAA 8700-2 - Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (BasicMed)  here: https://www.faa.gov/documentLi...

What do I need to do to fly under BasicMed?

  • Get a physical exam with a state-licensed physician, using the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist
  • Comply with the general requirements of BasicMed (possess a U.S. driver's license, have held a medical after July 14, 2006).
  • Participate in the BasicMed medical education course;
  • Go fly!

To schedule, or for questions call (318) 222-6601.

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