FAA Basic Med Physicals

An FAA BasicMed Physical is an alternate way for pilots to fly without holding an FAA Medical Certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. Chapter 14 of Code of Federal Regulations (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."

What do I need to do to fly under BasicMed?

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

Find Form FAA 8700-2 - Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (BasicMed)  here: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Form/FAA_Form_8700-2.pdf

For any questions, or to schedule your physical call 360-347-6322!

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