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Aeronautix offers free BasicMed STC for Piper PA–32s and PA–34s

Aeronautix, a Missouri-based engineering firm that specializes in aircraft supplemental type certification, is offering a free supplemental type certificate for owners of certain Piper PA–32 and PA–34 airplanes to fly under BasicMed.

Aeronautix is offering a free supplemental type certificate to allow certain Piper PA-32 and PA-34 aircraft to be restricted to six seats so they can be flown under BasicMed. Photo by Mike Fizer.

With more than 35,000 pilots flying under the FAA’s alternative medical qualification rule, which took effect in May 2017, even more recreational aviators will be able to utilize BasicMed and reduce costs and unnecessary regulatory hurdles.

According to FAA regulations, aircraft flown by pilots flying under BasicMed can have a maximum of six occupants. A number of PA–32 and PA–34 models are certificated for seven seats but are otherwise compliant with BasicMed. The STC restricts the airplane to six seats so that the airplane meets the FAA requirements for BasicMed purposes.

The Aeronautix STC applies to 14 Piper models, including some PA–34 Seneca twins, and includes the models offered by AOPA’s STC.

Interested pilots should contact Aeronautix to receive a letter of authorization and additional paperwork to meet FAA requirements.

To help pilots understand and take advantage of BasicMed, AOPA has developed a Fit to Fly resource page; pilots also can call the AOPA Pilot Information Center hotline at 888-462-3976 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time, or contact AOPA online.

Joe Kildea

Joe Kildea

AOPA Senior Director of Communications
Joe is a student pilot and his first solo flight was at AOPA’s home airport in Frederick, Maryland. Before joining AOPA in 2015, he worked for numerous political campaigns, news organizations, and the White House Press Office.
Topics: Pilot Health and Medical Certification

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