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  #81  
Old 04-28-2017, 04:36 PM
N111BN N111BN is offline
 
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My regular AME is offering Basic Med exams. Same cost as a 3rd class. Seems the easiest way to go - if not bit more expensive
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:08 PM
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WOW, 529 pilots and the start date hasn't even arrived. Sounds like the sky isn't falling.

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Old 04-28-2017, 06:15 PM
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I'll check it out---Thanks Carl
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:37 PM
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An interesting aspect of the new program is that the in the process of taking the AOPA or MAYO online training and test many pilots will become better informed that they would by just spending 10 minutes with a General Practitioner. I know that most of us already are pretty well informed but a refresher on the specific aspects of aviation medicine as they relate to us every now and then may be worthwhile. Not all of us learned this stuff at the foot of a Flight Surgeon.

I think that this may be one of the biggest wins in the whole thing.

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Old 04-28-2017, 10:04 PM
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Tom,

Read the AOPA article linked below, especially the paragraph titled "Medication usage under BasicMed". Also, at the bottom of the article there is a link to AOPA's Medication Database.

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/medical-...tions-database
By reading this, the good news is that the list is not automatically disqualifying. It is only a reflection of the FAA's opinion and your Dr. will decide if any medication will affect a patients ability to operate a motor vehicle / airplane. At least that is my interpretation of that document.

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Old 04-29-2017, 12:21 AM
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WOW, 529 pilots and the start date hasn't even arrived. Sounds like the sky isn't falling.

I don't understand, what's got you wound-up?
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:29 AM
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Called my AME that did my 3rd class med last year here in SoCal to schedule a BasicMed exam. Silly me. He advised that he wont be doing BasicMed. So trying the DOT Doc route next week.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:51 AM
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Thanks Carl, we appreciate it. And thanks for the med info. Because i've never had , nor been turned down for a 3rd class, and really at this point in my life NEEDING one (), its seems that I may not be the only one rowing in this boat, especially now that the Basic Med is in play. I foresee many new pilots coming on board.

OH---is there a better way to get a list of approved ---or more precisely unapproved meds other than paying for the AOPA membership? It would be really good to know if any of the meds I currently take are some that the FAA doesnt particularly like BEFORE I go to a AME to get my medical. As I understand it, I have to have a 3rd class medical by a AME, before the Basic Med comes into effect. Or am I incorrect?
Mel, Turner, anyone?
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:57 AM
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Tom, the way I understand it you won't need your 3rd class before the May 1 start date, you just need one (or have had one within the listed time frame).

Here's a link with more info (from the FAA) on what they think of medications:
https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org...pharm/dni_dnf/
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:09 AM
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If other AME's get on board, this may by one of the better side effects. The ability to to get an exam from an AME without the fear of denial. If it goes well and you know you will pass, then do the 3rd class exam.

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