For pilots who started flying under BasicMed when it launched in the spring of 2017, it's almost time to complete the 24-calendar-month renewal of your medical education course. Here are answers to the top questions AOPA is receiving about the renewal process.
Question: What do I need to accomplish around the two-year expiration date of my BasicMed cycle in order to keep flying under this medical alternative?
Question: I just took the course for the second time after flying under BasicMed for two years. What do I put in the data submission form at the end of the course regarding my doctor’s visit?
Answer: You will enter the same doctor’s exam data that you entered the first time, including the name, the state medical license number of the doctor who performed your BasicMed exam, the date of the exam from two years ago, and the doctor’s contact information.
Question: I completed my physical exam and the online medical education course, and I have my new BasicMed certificate in hand. What do I do now?
Answer: Go fly! It is a common misconception that you must submit part of your BasicMed paperwork to the FAA. This is not correct. AOPA submits the basic information that you provided at the end of the course to the FAA on your behalf.
Question: I am having difficulty accessing my BasicMed online course account.
Answer: You can contact our Pilot Information Center for assistance, either by phone at 888-462-3976 or via email.