July 21, 2016
Third class medical reform is law! Now what? AOPA staff will be on hand during EAA AirVenture to talk to you about the details of the law—what you need to do to take advantage of the new reforms, what the 10-year lookback means, and what you can do under the new law.
Can I go to any doctor for the general medical exam required every four years? How does the FAA know that I complied with that rule? The legislation says that the comprehensive medical exam must be conducted by a state-licensed physician. To demonstrate compliance, just keep the completed checklist in your logbook. There's nothing to report to the FAA unless specifically requested. iStock photo.
AOPA President Mark Baker will discuss the next steps during his Pilot Town Hall sessions at the AOPA Program Pavilion. Join him for an ice cream social at 1 p.m. July 27 or for coffee and doughnuts at 8 a.m. July 29 to get the latest information.
Dive into the details of the new law with aviation medical examiner Dr. Ian Fries during a special seminar about the implications of third class medical reform at 11 a.m. July 26 at the AOPA Program Pavilion.
AOPA staff also will be handing out a sheet of frequently asked questions that you can take with you to read at your leisure. If you have specific questions regarding the law and your situation, AOPA Pilot Information Center staff will be on hand at the main AOPA tent to talk to you one on one.