Is basic Med legal in Canada?

November 2018 – Many Americans ask us whether BasicMed works in Canada. The simple answer is no, just as there are several other local rules that do not apply in other countries. An American pilot cannot fly into Canada with just BasicMed.

Where is basic Med accepted?

Earlier this year AOPA asked Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas to accept BasicMed as a standard for visiting U.S. pilots and the Bahamas has accepted it in its entirety. Canada and Mexico have not approved BasicMed, but Canada is considering a variation of the relaxed medical regime that matches its own regulations.

Who is eligible for basic Med?

You must hold a current and valid U.S. driver’s license and comply with all of its medical requirements or restrictions. You must undergo a comprehensive medical examination and have a BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC) completed by a state-licensed physician (every 48 months to the day)

Can I instruct with basic Med?

The bottom line is you can exercise your flight instructor certificate as PIC under BasicMed, as long as you are flying a covered aircraft (an aircraft that meets the BasicMed requirements). … The FAA generally considers the compensation associated with flight instruction as compensation for teaching, not for flying.”

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What is a basic med certificate?

BasicMed is an alternate way for pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. Print off a BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist ( CMEC ) and get your physical exam with a state-licensed physician.

How long is basic Med valid?

The BasicMed physical exam must be completed every 48 months (to the day), but the online education course is required to be completed every 24 calendar months (by the end of the twenty-fourth month).

What are the limitations of basic Med?

When flying under basic med, there is a maximum number of passengers that may be carried – five (5) – and the aircraft operated is limited to six seats and may not be certified for more than 6,000 lbs. Pilots are also altitude restricted to 18,000 feet MSL (no Class A operations) and a speed limit of 250 knots.

Can you fly a helicopter with basic Med?

A couple of caveats about aircraft that may be operated under BasicMed: Any aircraft is eligible, not just type-certified airplanes. That means helicopters and Experimental airplanes are included. The aircraft, however, must have been certified with six or fewer seats.

Can basic Med fly IFR?

So what can you fly under BasicMed? … And as long as you’re rated, you can fly VFR or IFR. However, pilots flying under BasicMed cannot operate for compensation or hire, and must operate within the United States, unless authorized by the country where the flight will be conducted.

Does a CFI need a second class medical?

The FAA determined that flight instructors may be paid for their work without at least a second-class medical because they are being paid for their instruction, and not specifically for piloting the aircraft.

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Can a safety pilot use basic Med?

A: Only if you’re acting as PIC while performing the duties of safety pilot. The statutory language prescribing BasicMed said it only applies to people acting as PIC. BasicMed cannot be exercised by safety pilots who are not acting as PIC but are required crewmembers.

Can you take a commercial Checkride with basic Med?

A common question posed to AOPA’s Legal Services Plan is, “can I take a checkride with BasicMed?” The answer in most cases is yes, an applicant can take any FAA practical test using BasicMed in lieu of an FAA medical certificate when acting as pilot in command.

Can you fly under basic med with diabetes?

Yes, if you use insulin for your diabetes, you can get a Class 3 medical certificate with appropriate control as listed above to fly privately. If you use other medicines, you may be able to get a Class 2 certificate to fly commercially with restrictions.

Is it legal to fly on the dealer’s registration?

A dealer’s aircraft registration certificate is another form of registration. It is valid only for flights within the United States by the manufacturer or a dealer for flight testing or demonstration for sale. It should be removed by the dealer when the aircraft is sold.