11 years Epileptic Free - FAA Medical Exam

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  1. TVProducer

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    HAHAHAHHAHAHA LOVE IT
     
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    So where in this great land are you located.... Might make for an interesting time to share evening foods and libations
     
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    Likely before long they will call you Pilot! Congratulations. If that is actually premature, well, Congratulations on making it to this step!
     
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    Located in NJ. And thanks Skip - Lets hope I got it but I mean.. again, if I was disqualified at first glance they would have just rejected my app. Instead of going through taking this time to review so long
     
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    But maybe someone should warn him not to look at the plane's strobes too long. :confused:

    Okay I know, that's even more inappropriate.
     
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    Damn you guys are f’d up I LOVE IT
     
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    What part?
     
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    I fly down to 26N all the time. I’m out of the poconos area in PA.
     
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    And the end of the road has finally come. I called the FAA today, saying I was looking for an update on my medical, Ron, who I have spoken with many times at this point, looked up my file and said 'Looks like everything has been completed and a decision made and it was mailed out last week.' I asked, 'Can you tell me the decision?' and Ron replied, 'Well, you were approved of course!' I almost lost it on good ole Ron. I thanked him for the great news. Now I just have to wait for the letter in the mail and find out the terms of the Special Issuance.

    I just wanted to thank everyone here for everything you have helped and chimed in with. I'm hoping we can keep this thread open in case anyone else has a situation like mine where they will have to deal with all this but now that I know I have been approved here is my background:

    Seizure Age of Onset: 7
    Last Seizure Age: 14
    Time period without a seizure as of date of submission: 11 Years
    Time period without reliance on anti-convulsant meds: 5 Years

    Submission Materials:
    Letter from Neurologist Stating my history and treatment
    EEG Results and Analysis submitted no more than 30 days after test to FAA
    Actual EEG Line tracings for FAA to review independently
    Standard Class 3 Medical Exam from AME

    Time It Took for FAA OKC Decision: 4 Months

    Once again thanks everyone!!! ON TO GROUND SCHOOL
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS, now get out there and FLY!!!!
     
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    Best news I've heard all day!!

    Congrats!!


    Now get to work :incazzato:
     
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    Already Begun my Ground School :)
     

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    Good ole Ron is such a kidder. Everyday is April 1 to him.








    I kid. I kid.

    Congrats.
     
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    That's awesome news. Congrats. Perseverance can be a wonderful thing.
     
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    Congrats! Now get a Basic Med and you’ll never have to fool with this again!

    HOORAY!!!!
     
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    Great to hear!!!
     
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    Awesome news, TVProducer! :) Best of luck in your training, and enjoy.
     
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    awesome news and congrats.
     
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    You're at the beginning of a wonderful part of your life. Enjoy the trip and go fly while you're doing ground school. It will make the ground training you're doing make a whole lot more sense.
     
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    Everyone,

    Attached is the Special Issuance Letter with some things censored for privacy. Looks like BasicMed isn’t on the table .. for now.
     

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Scribble the numbers from the upper right somewhere where you can find them easily. You will need them for any future correspondence with the FAA. That's how the quickly find you in the database.

    Also, photograph the document and store somewhere like DropBox. Then put the paper where you keep important documents. Dropboxing the photo will aid in finding the information the letter contains quickly and easily should it be needed.

    The one year is a good start. Between the lines, the FAA is saying "All is good to start with. And if you remain good, we may eventually extend the deadline. And if you keep sending in positive reports, we may put you back into the normal pool"
     
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    Already backed up in 3 places haha thanks!
     
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    Why not? If you're okay with the limitations (max of 5 passengers, speed less than 250 KIAS, not for hire, etc.), BM would mean you'd never have to submit any medical records to the FAA again.
     
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    [note - edited for clarity. New language is in bold]

    TV, just to make sure you know, you can start flight lessons with or without a medical. Ground School is great, but don't waste your flying time to finish ground school... Grab an instructor and GO FLY!

    -Skip
     
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    Big agreement. If you can get a few lessons under your belt before the weather goes all bad, it will aid in comprehending what the ground school material is talking about.
     
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    But can someone with a Special Issuance get Basic Med?
     
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    I’ll call nearby flight school at KMJX Monday - any advice? Any other reputable flight schools?
     
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    Certainly. Anyone who has received a medical certificate since July 2016 and has never had the certificate revoked can use Basic Med.

    https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/basic_med/

    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!

    I'd do it right now. The easiest time for a non-AME physician to sign his name saying that you can fly is while the ink is still wet on your Class 3. He knows that the FAA considered you healthy enough to fly just a short time before he signs.
     
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    Any restrictions? I want to eventually get my ifr and maybe dual engine prop. I’m worried that there is somewhere in the FAA aeromedical world about a restriction with SI and BasicMed
     
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    I have no clue about what other schools are available @ KMJX but I would strongly encourage you to take an afternoon and make sure the manager sets up some interviews to make sure you get an instructor that fits you and how you learn.
     
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    IFR is fine, dual engine is fine. Stay under 18kft, stay slower than 250 knots.

    Aircraft Requirements

    • Any aircraft authorized under federal law to carry not more than 6 occupants
    • Has a maximum certificated takeoff weight of not more than 6,000 pounds

    Operating Requirements

    • Carries not more than five passengers
    • Operates under VFR or IFR, within the United States, at less than 18,000 feet MSL, not exceeding 250 knots.
    • Flight not operated for compensation or hire
     
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    Oooo interesting! I do qualify!
     

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    Yep. Eliminates the risk of the SI being denied in the future. If you can live with the restrictions (which aren't that severe for most general aviation pilots), Basic Med will simplify your medical compliance from now on.

    At present, the only foreign country that will accept BM is the Bahamas, but work is in progress to get Canada on board. Aviation medical reform is going on in many other countries, and it's possible that within a few years BM will be much more widely accepted.
     
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    FTFY.
     
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    Yes! Quite right! Thank you! 2006, of course.
     
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    So then I must ask: my dream eventually is to fly a turboprop/dual engine Prop IFR. I’ll never see myself going for a Jet endorsement, but if I did get to that point ( it would be for like a small jet nothing commercial) is it possible to revert from Basic Med to Standard Class? I think I know internally I’ll never fly something beyond a dual engine prop but I don’t want to limit myself. What circumstances would dictate the necessity for standard Class. If let’s say I travel a few states away for work, just to get from place to place quicker without compensation for service to client or myself is that still basic med?
     
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    I posted the only limitations above. You can fly for work, as long as the flight is only incidental to the business as you described.

    And sure, you can always go back and get a class 3 again if you have a need, but of course you would be rolling the SI dice again.
     
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