What makes this exemption request different from the third-class medical petitions that AOPA, EAA, and others have previously submitted?
What is the philosophy behind this exemption request?
Why an exemption request instead of a full request for rulemaking?
Why not just petition to eliminate the third-class medical?
What will I have to do to participate in the exemption process?
Why is the mandatory online aeromedical training necessary as part of the exemption request?
What happens after I complete the free online aeromedical training?
How many airplanes would become available to pilots using a driver’s license in lieu of a medical certificate if the exemption request is approved?
What limitations apply?
NOTE: All pilots currently holding recreational pilot certificates will also be limited by the privileges and limitations listed for the recreational pilot certificate under Â§61.101. For example, a recreational pilot will still require an endorsement prior to cross-country flight beyond 50 nautical miles.
Why can’t the upper limit be moved from 180-horsepower to 200-horsepower engines? Why isn’t night flying allowed? Why can’t we carry more than one passenger? Why can’t we fly repositionable or retractable landing gear?
Will I be able to use this as a sport pilot?
Why not just ask for increased weight limits for light sport aircraft?
Why couldn’t I fly into Canada using this exemption?
Will I be able to use this exemption in Experimental category aircraft?
Will I be able to use this exemption in helicopters?
Would AOPA and EAA consider expanding the parameters of the exemption in future efforts?
What is the timeframe?
How can I help?
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