What will change for YOU if the medical changes go through?

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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby Wm.Ince » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:45 pm

MovingOn wrote:Here is my idea of what I would like to see approved, or something similar:

Effective immediately, the following exemptions apply to the regulations requiring an FAA medical certificate. For these exemptions to apply, the pilot must have no known medical conditions that would prevent the safe exercise of the pilot certificate privileges in question. If the pilot has ever had an FAA medical certificate refused or revoked, he must determine that the medical condition involved would no longer prevent the safe exercise of the pilot certificate privileges in question.

1. Pilots holding a Student Pilot Certificate are no longer required to hold an FAA medical certificate to exercise the privileges of their student pilot certificate while training for a Recreational or Private Pilot Certificate.

2. Pilots holding a Sport Pilot Certificate are no longer required to hold an FAA medical certificate while training for a Recreational or Private Pilot Certificate.

3. Pilots holding a Recreational Pilot Certificate are no longer required to hold an FAA medical certificate to exercise the privileges of their pilot certificate or training for a Private Pilot Certificate.

4. Pilots holding a Private Pilot Certificate are no longer required to hold an FAA medical certificate to exercise the privileges of their pilot certificate.

5. Pilots holding a Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate are no longer required to hold an FAA medical certificate to exercise the privileges of a Private Pilot Certificate.

6. Pilots holding a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate are no longer required to hold an FAA medical certificate to act as pilot-in-command while giving flight instruction for Recreational Pilot or Private Pilot in VFR conditions.

7. Not withstanding items 1 through 6 above, no person may act as pilot in command in instrument meteorological conditions without an FAA medical certificate appropriate for the pilot certificate privileges he is exercising; Private, Commercial, or ATP.

8. Not withstanding items 1 through 6 above, no person may act as pilot in command of an aircraft exceeding X horsepower, X maximum gross weight, 4 passengers (including pilot), and 2 engines without an FAA medical certificate appropriate for the pilot certificate privileges he is exercising; Private, commercial, or ATP.

9. These FAA medical exemptions in no way affect Sport Pilot or Sport Pilot Flight Instructor privileges or limitations or LSA limitations.
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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby MovingOn » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:47 pm

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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby Wm.Ince » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:43 pm

MovingOn wrote:Private Pilot Certificate privileges include night. It goes without saying.
Hope so . . . but it would not surprise me if the FAA ruling restricts pilots from flying at night while using the DL medical.

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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby MovingOn » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:52 pm

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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby MovingOn » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:55 pm

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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby drseti » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:10 am

Not a bad wish list. Now, how do we Make It So?
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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby Merlinspop » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:21 am

Pretty good list, MO! Re: #8...Folding Gear and adjustable propellers?
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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby drseti » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:29 am

Bruce, it's not clear to me how having or lacking an FAA medical has any bearing whatever on a pilot's ability to safely handle a complex aircraft. The only current limitation is in the LSA definition, not the Sport Pilot rules (except by extrapolation from the kind of aircraft one can fly when exercising Sport Pilot privileges). So, if a PP without a medical is allowed to fly something other than an LSA, there is no reason to even mention constant speed prop and retractable gear -- that would be automatically allowed under non-LSA certification standards. (Of course, under PP rules, a complex endorsement would still be required.)
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Re: What will change for YOU if the medical changes go throu

Postby Merlinspop » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:31 am

drseti wrote:Bruce, it's not clear to me how having or lacking an FAA medical has any bearing whatever on a pilot's ability to safely handle a complex aircraft. The only current limitation is in the LSA definition, not the Sport Pilot rules (except by extrapolation from the kind of aircraft one can fly when exercising Sport Pilot privileges). So, if a PP without a medical is allowed to fly something other than an LSA, there is no reason to even mention constant speed prop and retractable gear -- that would be automatically allowed under non-LSA certification standards. (Of course, under PP rules, a complex endorsement would still be required.)

I agree... was just wondering where those fit in M.O.'s rule-wish. Doesn't the EAA/APOA petition exclude those (it's been a while since i looked at it)? I thought The Administrator hinted that what they were working on was closer to the EAA/AOPA petition than the more expansive legislation. I'd prefer the latter, but would take the former.
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