NDR - National Driver Registry
ALPA - Airline Pilots Association
Jan 10, 2017: FAA Issues General Aviation Medical Rule
(download PDF of final rule below)
FAA regulations pertaining to medical standards and certification may be found at 14 CFR Part 67
FAA guide for Aviation Medical Examiners - Application Process for Medical Certification and
Medical Certification Decision Making
Requirement to file a written report of any conviction for a drug- or alcohol-related traffic offense OR the denial, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of your driver's license related to such an offense
FAA Civil Aviation Security Division - Oklahoma City - no later than 60 days after the conviction or motor vehicle agency action
Consequences are under 14 CFR 61.15
CACI - Conditions AME Can Issue - as of January 2017 there are 16 conditions identified by the FAA, previously requiring approval from the Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City, that can now be issued by the AME at the tme of the flight physical
Your AME can make the call without deferral to the Federal Air Surgeon prior to granting your medical certificate in these instances (talk to your AME BEFORE filling out medical application online):
- A solitary kidney stone that has passed with no retained stones
- Retained kidney stone(s)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Uncomplicated peptic ulcer
- Mitral valve repair
April 24- General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.
General aviation pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course every two years, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds.
A pilot flying under the BasicMed rule must:·
Pilots can read and print the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist and learn about online BasicMed online medical courses at www.faa.gov/go/BasicMed.
The Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), as amended, was enacted to ensure that air carriers and air operators adequately investigate a pilot’s background before allowing that pilot to conduct commercial air carrier flights. Under PRIA, a hiring employer cannot place a pilot into service until he or she obtains and reviews the last 5 years of the pilot’s background and other safety-related records as specified in PRIA.
This advisory circular (AC) is supplemented by the current edition of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 8000.88, PRIA Guidance for FAA Inspectors, and numerous other documents available on the PRIA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/pilots/lic_cert/pria. These sources of detailed information related to PRIA provide invaluable assistance to the certificate holder or others concerning the PRIA records request process as well as other compliance issues.
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
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