Basic MED – New FAA Medical Rules Explained

Basic MED – New FAA Medical Rules Explained

The new basic med rule allows a pilot to fly without a FAA medical certificate, as long as they meet the basic med requirements.  

You must have a U.S drivers license and must have held a medical certificate after July 14 2006.  You can go to your state licensed physician and have him or her perform a physical exam by completing the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist Items.  You will also need to complete an online BasicMed medical education course.  The aircraft that you fly cannot carry more than 6 occupants and has to weigh not more than 6,000 pounds.  Under basic

The aircraft that you fly cannot carry more than 6 occupants and has to weigh not more than 6,000 pounds.  Under basic med you can only fly in the United States under VFR or IFR below 18,000 feet MSL.  The aircraft can not exceed 250 knots and you may not operate for compensation or hire.  The video below does a great job explaining the new basic med rules.

Video by: FLY8MA.com Flight Training

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