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.
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.
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.