This started from a discussion on the AOPA board where some were grousing when BasicMed starts and some planning on going to their physician before May 1st. Dr. Bruce reminded them that they had to wait, and then I couldn't help myself by putting my own spin on what he said. This sounds better when this is converted to a BasicMed version of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch... PILOTS: Run away! Run away! ARTHUR: Right. How many Medical certifications are there? LAUNCELOT: Professional Airline Pilots, that's First Class GALAHAD: working Commercial Pilots, that's Second Class ARTHUR: And everyone else. That's five. GALAHAD: Third, sir. ARTHUR: Third, yes Three. And we'd better not risk another frontal assault, that AME and the regulations are dynamite. ROBIN: Would it help to confuse him if we run away more? ARTHUR: Oh, shut up and go and change your jumpsuit. GALAHAD: Let us taunt it! He may become so cross that he will make a mistake. ARTHUR: Like what? GALAHAD: Well... LAUNCELOT: We have the Holy BasicMed! ARTHUR: Yes, of course! The Holy BasicMed of Antioch! 'Tis one of the sacred relics Brother Michael Berry carries with him! Brother Michael! Bring up the Holy BasicMed! [singing] How does it, uh... when can it be used? LAUNCELOT: I know not my liege. ARTHUR: Consult the book of Air Regulations. MICHAEL: Air Regulations, Chapter Sixty-Eight, Verses Nine to Twenty-One. BROTHER: "And Saint Inhofe raised the BasicMed up on high saying, 'Oh, FAA, bless this thy BasicMed that with it thou mayest allow thy pilots to fly thither and yon, in thy mercy.' And the FAA did grin, and people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large --" MICHAEL: Skip a bit, Brother. BROTHER: "And the FAA spake, saying, 'May 1st shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be May 1st. May 2nd shalt thou not count, nor either count thou April 30th, excepting that thou then proceed to May 1st... April 25th is right out! Once the May 1st, being the first day of the month, be reached, then takes thou thy Holy BasicMed of Antioch towards thou state licensed physician, who being naughty in my sight, shall issue it.'" MICHAEL: Amen. ALL: Amen.