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Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by TBD, Oct 16, 2017.
I asked when My SI will expire, I was told “one year from when you had your AME appointment” !!
Do I qualify for BasicMed with a SI???
Yep, it's always from the date of your examination even if the FAA drags their feet for seven months.
Yes, you do now.
That’s awesome!!! Thank you so much!!!
I think the big time saver for me was that I found an AME that is also a specialist in the field of my illness. My AME is a cardiologist and having cardiology issues made him the key. He knew what to write, what they wanted and made sure it was all in order prior to my AME visit. They did want an additional test but i was warned that that may happen. Having an AME in the specialty of my illness was huge, it cut out the “make an appointment with your cardiologist and have him write a letter saying....”.
That is great. Next time, go BasicMed.
That is exactly my plan! Thanks!! Im expecting that package to arrive tomorrow.. which makes me wonder, does the certificate get mailed from OKC or from regional? My letter requesting for additional testing and results was sent from the regional office. Im hoping the medical will be sent from the same.. any ideas? Seems like the regional surgeon was handling my medical.. hoping 2 days will be the transit time via USPS. Wish i thought to ask for a fax lol
I couldn't say. All mine was done through OKC only. The "certificate" is a poor copy with what may or may not be original. When I called and found mine was approved, they faxed me a copy of the SI and the letter which accompanies it giving specifics on duration of the SI. It took a few days to get the real one.
Ok. Thanks. Ill call okc now and see if they can fax
... playing the “hold for the next avail agent” game...
On hold for 30 mins listening to “please continue to hold” then exactly at 6:30 cental time the message changed to “thanks for calling, we are closed”
Get the faxed copy! My original SI certificate took three weeks from the date it was approved to show up in the mail. In my case I needed it to get back to work so I'm glad I had them fax it.
It's frustrating that when they want to take away your privileges, they will overnight a registered letter, but when restoring your privileges, they lick a stamp and drop it in the outgoing mail bin.
I tried to call but was on hold, then i got the closed message.
The funny part is that it is already showing up on the airmen inquiry on the FAA web page.
Ill call in the AM and request a fax or email.
This is my first medical, 3rd class.
Got it faxed, its a horrible copy. But with any luck, ill have an original in my mailbox soon.
My "original" they sent was only marginally clearer than the fax.
It cant be any worse than this....
It was certainly no better.
That pic makes it look good..
So SI certificates not have numbers on them, on the printed application from my AME at the time of deferral, It had a incomplete medical cert as part of the application, but it had numbers on it. Is that an indication thats its an SI?
Got the SI in the mail today!! It was dated 12/11, hit the post office on 12/12 and received today 12/15. So it was really approved that day I called and it was mailed out but the internal mail probably delayed it by 1 day.
The one I got in the mail is certainly a better one than I recieved by fax.
The information in that letter is a major part of your ticket to fly. Especially that you are permitted to fly as long as you comply with the instructions and information contained in the letter.
Included are the instructions on what to do when it's time to renew your certificate.
My suggestion is to put the letter in the same safe spot where you would keep your passport, birth certificate, and deed to the homestead. But before you do, take a photo of it and store the photo either on a CD-Rom, Thumb Drive, or Cloud storage.
The reason for the counsel is more about the info on renewing your medical. In the past, frequent threads for Dr. Bruce's attention were: "Dear Doc, I have this SI condition and it's time to renew my medical. What do I need to bring to the AME?" To which Dr. Bruce's response was "It's all there in your SI letter.... have you read it?" If you have the letter, what you need to do is there in simple language. If you don't have the letter, then it's a scramble to get a copy and tell your PCP what you need.
So don't lose that letter!
I have already make copies, send a copy
To my cardiologist who is also my AME for his records, I have also scanned a copy and Emailed to myself.. we are in the same page!! Thank you for your reply and your advise!
The original stays in my safe (unsigned and not cut out) and will be only used for making copies, I carry a copy of the certificate that was copied onto a thicker stock of paper.