LSP no need for medical

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by bluffman2, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. bluffman2

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    If a person knows that they would not qualify for a third class medical, can they still get the light sport with just the drivers license or do they have to disclose any medical condition that would keep them from getting the third class? Asking for a friend :)
     
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    There’s no requirement (or even method) to disclose. You are required to self-evaluate and not fly if you know you have a medical condition that makes you unable to fly safely. The FAA will only become involved if they have to investigate an incident.
     
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    @bluffman2 ... this is correct. Even though you are self certifying, FAR §61.53 still applies.
     
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    So if someone satisfactorily completed a alcohol detox and or rehab and no longer drink, they could or couldn’t give a safe self evaluation?

    Edit, NO other conditions that would be a exemption
     
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    Note that a condition that would preclude a 3rd class and a condition that would prevent you from flying a LSA safely are not necessarily the same thing. Most such conditions can eventually be covered with a special issuance (SI) 3rd class, but that might entail great time and expense. You have to prove to the FAA that the condition doesn’t create a hazard, and that can get pretty involved, even if you and your physician know it’s not really a problem.
     
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    They could. It would be legal for the person to self-certify. But the pilot better damn well be right...
     
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    Thus the HIMS ??
     
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    Depends on the problem. We have two outstanding AMEs on this forum, @bbchien and @lbfjrmd , and they can give you much better advice than I can. Dr Bruce (aka @bbchien ) did my SI stuff last year, and I now use Basic Med.
     
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    How does one get bbchien to review your medical records and say yay or nay on persuing a 3rd class? Compensation of course
     
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    http://www.aeromedicaldoc.com/
     
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    Thanks for the link however his website said it he is at capacity and is no longer taking new pilots

    Edit. I reread it and he may take on a new case
     
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    Use his contact form on his site. He will usually get back to you fairly quickly.
     
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    Sport Pilot medical requirements are basically “use your common sense before you go flying” rules.

    If you think you would be danger to yourself and/or others and shouldn’t get behind the wheel/yoke - well ..don’t - it is no different than driving.
     
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    Who would you report it to?

    If you haven’t been denied an FAA medical and hold a valid DL in the US, you are good to go.

    If Sport Pilot is your goal, I wouldn’t report anything to the FAA on medical stuff.
     
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    Amen, Terry.