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September 9, 2013
By Gary Crump
For those who are members of Pilot Protection Services, we at AOPA really hope and expect that you are receiving good value for the dollars you pay over and above your basic membership dues. With that in mind, I’d like to talk about value in the context of the real world of airman medical certification at this time.
Pilot Protection Services,
Pilot Health and Medical,
AOPA Products and Services,
Pilot Safety and Skills,
Pilot Training and Certification
For pilots, the 60,000-plus-member Civil Air Patrol readily comes to mind when an aerial role in a rescue is launched.
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
The basics haven’t changed—flying clubs are still a cost-effective way to fly and enjoy the company of your fellow aviators.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.