Elapsed Medical - how to fly?

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by CanIFly?, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. CanIFly?

    CanIFly? Guest

    My Third Class Medical has lapsed, and I'll need to deal with a minor issue before getting it reinstated. Not looking at Basic Med at the moment.

    How can I legally fly?
    With CFI?
    With another PPL who serves as PIC?

    Thanks...
     
  2. murphey

    murphey Final Approach PoA Supporter

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  3. Kenny Phillips

    Kenny Phillips Cleared for Takeoff

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    You can always fly with a CFI, and log it as dual. Or go Light Sport or motor glider.
    If you don't plan to fly outside of BasicMed parameters, why not got that route?
    Otherwise, get "minor issue" fixed!! Then get a new medical.
     
  4. OneCharlieTango

    OneCharlieTango Filing Flight Plan

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    Those are the options.

    If it’s legal for the flying you do, there’s no reason not to go BasicMed.
     
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    benyflyguy Cleared for Takeoff

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    Do you want to fly or do you need to fly?
     
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    Light sport aircraft works (assuming you have a drivers license, and do not know or have reason to know that you are unable to safely act as PIC).

    Flying with anyone who is willing and able to act as PIC also works. No need for an instructor. Doesn't matter which seat anyone sits in (with a couple exceptions in POH or rental contract). Person wiggling the stick gets to log PIC. Person with a medical that is acting as PIC does not log time while not wiggling controls.
     
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    Light sport would be the way to fly solo, but if you haven’t flown LSAs plan on getting some instruction first. They can be challenging to land in gusts or xwind. Is there an LSA available to you?
     
  8. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking PoA Supporter

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    This is the issue I'm dealing with. I don't like to fly alone anyway, So I invite a friend. which now limits me to pilot friends.

    If you don't rent, (and are required to show a medical) Just shut up and go.
     
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    flyingron Touchdown! Greaser!

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    You can not act as a required crewmember without a medical. You can fly with another pilot as PIC. That pilot is responsible for the flight, but if you are the sole manipulator of the controls you can still log it as PIC.

    Be VERY careful who you fly with, even CFIs. Let him know you do not have a medical and they must have one (and be otherwise legal to be PIC). CFIs don't need a medical to instruct, but in cases like this they do.
     
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    Depends on the which lsa. Mine flies a bit better than a C172.
     
  11. Lindberg

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    You can also take up glider flying.
     
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    Including motor gliders.