BasicMed question

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by FlyBoyAndy, Feb 12, 2020 at 2:09 PM.

  1. FlyBoyAndy

    FlyBoyAndy Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    FlyBoyAndy
    I've decided to go BasicMed, and I talked with my physician and he understands what needs to be done. My exam is in March and I've given him the documentation. I've completed the AOPA Medical Self-Assessment Online Course, but I haven't complete the last section because I haven't had the exam, but is that all that I have to complete once I have the exam? Just keep the certificate and the exam paperwork? I'm sure they update my medical information with the FAA, right?

    Thanks
     
  2. Stewartb

    Stewartb Final Approach

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    6,285
    Location:
    Wasilla, AK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    stewartb
    BasicMed isn't the FAA's business. Put your card in your pocket and the signed form someplace safe.
     
    murphey likes this.
  3. lancie00

    lancie00 Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    788
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    lancie00
  4. gkainz

    gkainz Final Approach

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    8,044
    Location:
    Arvada, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Greg Kainz
    Well, yeah, it kinda is, at least to the point that you've registered as a BASICMED holder.
    faa db shows this for me
    Screen Shot 2020-02-12 at 1.31.00 PM.png
     
  5. FlyBoyAndy

    FlyBoyAndy Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    FlyBoyAndy
    That's what I meant. I was asking if the dates are where that comes from once I submit it.
     
  6. Half Fast

    Half Fast En-Route

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    4,488
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast

    I believe you need to keep the form in your logbook. From https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/basic_med/media/basicmed_faq.pdf

    Q22: What documentation do I need to keep? A: You only need to keep the original or a legible copy of your Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (all pages) and your medical education course completion certificate. You must store these in your logbook; you can store them electronically in any format, as long as you can produce an accurate and legible representation of these documents at the request of the FAA. You don’t have to carry either of these documents in any form while flying under BasicMed.

    So keep your logbook someplace safe. Like in a safe.
     
  7. Half Fast

    Half Fast En-Route

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    4,488
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast
    Also note:

    Q5: Do I need to keep my expired paper medical certificate as proof that I held a medical since July 15, 2006? A: It’s not a bad idea to hold on to your expired medical certificate (or documentation from the FAA of that medical certificate) but there is no requirement for that.
     
  8. Brad W

    Brad W Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2019
    Messages:
    204
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    BLW2
    I just went through it myself...read...and re-read...and re-read the regs and AOPA's info on it. Talked with Gary Crump at AOPA about it too (although didn't speak to him about this question exactly)....

    anyway,
    Once I had the doctor's signature and form completed, I just logged back in and entered the dates. that generated a certificate to print.
    I took it a step further and kept the digital version of the cert (pdf document i believe it was) along with a scanned copy of the signed form from the exam so that I have a digital "backup"

    My understanding is to keep the doctor signed form along with the certificate printed and filed along with my log book. No need to keep any of it with you. Just your pilot's cert. to fly
    But since I'm currently renting and getting dual to knock the rust off I have been carrying it all in my flight bag.

    Honestly, I kinda wish that I'd have just went in for a class 3. I don't see much advantage.....
     
  9. Half Fast

    Half Fast En-Route

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    4,488
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast

    The big advantage is for people like me who would otherwise have to renew an SI every year, at considerable expense and hassle, and the risk every year of the FAA not renewing it or coming up with some new hurdle.

    It also avoids future SIs. Suppose two years from now you had gallstones. Or developed diabetes. Or sleep apnea. Whatever. You might need to self ground whi!e you deal with it, but with Basic Med there's no risk to your med cert or need for an SI
     
  10. Jr Hampton

    Jr Hampton Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    Fay'nam
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jr Hampton
  11. midlifeflyer

    midlifeflyer Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    10,661
    Location:
    Chapel Hill NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mark
    You can still go for a Class 3. The advantages of BasicMed - less expense and hassle for many, being examined by your personal physician, not the FAA's, most medical decisions being made by you and your doctor without FAA oversight, no need to qualify for a Special Issuance for most conditions; no need to qualify for a later SI for some conditions - are not important to everyone.
     
  12. Palmpilot

    Palmpilot Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    16,806
    Location:
    PUDBY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Richard Palm
    BasicMed not only avoids potential expense and hassle, but also RIDICULOUS delays, based on what we hear on forums like this one.

    It would be nice to be able to fly in Canadian airspace, and to act as a safety pilot without acting as pilot-in-command, but those are privileges that I can live without.
     
    Stewartb likes this.
  13. FlyBoyAndy

    FlyBoyAndy Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    FlyBoyAndy
    I do not believe that you are correct here as I just took the course. I have a SI for sleep apnea and high blood pressure. I'm going BasicMed because I've already dealt with them, but if you have some other condition that requires an SI, you need to deal with that outside of BaiscMed.
     
  14. DFH65

    DFH65 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,945
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DFH65
    Only the big three need a one time SI from the FAA.

    • A mental health disorder, limited to an established medical history or clinical diagnosis of—
      • A personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts;
      • A psychosis, defined as a case in which an individual —
        • Has manifested delusions, hallucinations, grossly bizarre or disorganized behavior, or other commonly accepted symptoms of psychosis; or
        • May reasonably be expected to manifest delusions, hallucinations, grossly bizarre or disorganized behavior, or other commonly accepted symptoms of psychosis;
      • A bipolar disorder; or
      • A substance dependence within the previous 2 years, as defined in §67.307(a)(4) of 14 Code of Federal Regulations
    • A neurological disorder, limited to an established medical history or clinical diagnosis of any of the following:
      • Epilepsy;
      • Disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory medical explanation of the cause; or
      • A transient loss of control of nervous system functions without satisfactory medical explanation of the cause.
    • A cardiovascular condition, limited to a one-time special issuance for each diagnosis of the following:
      • Myocardial infarction;
      • Coronary heart disease that has required treatment;
      • Cardiac valve replacement; or
      • Heart replacement.
     
  15. midlifeflyer

    midlifeflyer Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    10,661
    Location:
    Chapel Hill NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mark
    There's "belief" and then there are published rules.
     
  16. Half Fast

    Half Fast En-Route

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    4,488
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast

    Only certain conditions require an SI prior to Basic Med, and then it's one-time only:

    See https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/basic_med/ . Sleep apnea is not on the list.