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Questions about the FAA's BasicMed regulations, which are an alternative to holding a third-class medical

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Do any countries besides the USA accept Basic Med?

Are other countries accepting Basic Med for flights through their airspace, for example the European Union?
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Why would a pilot with a current medical use BasicMed?

A pilot whose certificate I just looked up has both a valid second class medical and a BasicMed CMEC date listed. Why would a pilot with a valid medical use BasicMed?
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Does a BasicMed certificate need to be printed to be valid?

I understand the logic behind the FAA wanting a physical card on the pilot's person-- it's so an FAA rep can revoke the license on the spot. However, this logic doesn't apply in the slightest to the ...
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Can I overfly Canada on BasicMed?

I’m an FAA PPL using BasicMed. I know Transport Canada doesn’t recognize BasicMed, so I certainly wouldn’t try landing in Canada. However, can I legally fly from one US airport through Canadian ...
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What is the willingness of non-AME physicians to perform BasicMed exams?

May 1st, 2017, BasicMed rolls out and for certain operations and certain pilots BasicMed promises a much more permissive and yet preventive oriented approach to medical approvals for pilots. A ...
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Checkride and Basicmed [closed]

I am about to take my check ride, but my FAA 3rd class medical is still pending. I have not been denied, just jumping through some FAA hoops. I have taken and completed the online course for basic med....
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I received a 1st Class medical certificate in May 2005. Do I qualify for BasicMed?

One of the requirements for BasicMed is: Comply with the general BasicMed requirements (possess a U.S. driver's license, have held a medical after July 14, 2006). I received a 1st class medical ...
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How does the FAA BasicMed affect the safety pilot for somebody flying under the hood?

When one pilot is practicing instrument flying with a view limiting device (a "hood"), a licensed pilot needs to be along to watch for traffic (the safety pilot). There are several scenarios where ...
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IFR Currency with a safety pilot who has a BasicMed [duplicate]

Here’s my situation and question. For my IFR currency, I’ve asked a friend to be the Safety Pilot. He’s aptly qualified BUT he does not have the traditional Medical, but rather he has BasicMed. My ...
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Operating with BasicMed, may pilot use a medication otherwise restricted under Part 67 Medical Regulations?

I have a CFI student who is currently using BasicMed to satisfy her FAA Medical Requirement. She is taking a drug, which the FAA in AME guidance prohibits, and is wondering if she can continue to ...
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Can you have an AME also sign off on your FAA BasicMed paperwork?

It seems that you should be able to have an AME sign off on your First, Second, or Third Medical and also do the BasicMed exam at the same time. If you are older, like me, the Third Class Medical ...
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How to choose between BasicMed an a Class III Medical?

I'm due for a medical this year, and my last one was before the BasicMed program existed. I'm a VFR PPL, flying small planes with 6 people or less. Is there a clear reason to use Basic Med or Class ...
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Can an FAA Pilot Examiner accept BasicMed in place of a medical certificate from a checkride applicant?

This has been a subject of debate recently. §61.23 states that you can use BasicMed to apply for some certificates or ratings but limits this to gliders, practical examination in a simulator or flight ...
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Third Class medical license, what changed, if anything?

Supposedly, in 2016, Congress passed a new law making it easier to fly without the usual medical examination requirements. However, in looking at one of the rather obtuse "FAQs" on this new law, I don'...