The BasicMed rule is now effective! Print off a BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC) (PDF) and get your physical exam with a state-licensed physician. Then complete a BasicMed online medical course Then go fly!
The Basics of BasicMed:
- Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License
- Must have or have had at least a third class medical issued at some point after July 14th, 2006 (You only need to have held a medical certificate at any point after July 14, 2006. It does not need to be current.)
- Must get a physical exam with a state-licensed physician, using the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist, every four years.
- Must complete a BasicMed medical education course every two years. Click here to access the course offered by AOPA.
- The aircraft must not be certified for more than five passengers
- Aircraft must have a max takeoff weight of less than 6,000 pounds.
- May operate in the United States only
- May operate VFR or IFR below 18,000 feet MSL
- Must operate less than 250 knots
- Non-commercial operations only