Just over two weeks after BasicMed regulations became effective, more than 5,000 pilots have taken advantage of the new medical certification alternative.
"Pilots are flocking to BasicMed because it is less burdensome and allows them to work with their personal physician who knows them best," said AOPA President Mark Baker. "It is easier, cheaper, and safer, which is why we are seeing this positive response."
AOPA has developed a suite of online tools in its Fit to Fly resources section to help pilots learn more about BasicMed. If you’ve been out of the cockpit for a while, AOPA offers a Rusty Pilots program designed to help pilots get back into flying.Have questions? Call the AOPA Pilot Information Center’s hotline at 888/462-3976 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time, or contact AOPA online.