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BasicMed Flight Physicals

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. Then complete an online medical course and you're ready to fly!

There are two, free online courses to choose from:

Aircraft Requirements

  • Any aircraft authorized under federal law to carry not more than 6 occupants

  • Has a maximum certificated takeoff weight of not more than 6,000 pounds

Operating Requirements

  • Carries not more than five passengers

  • Operates under VFR or IFR, within the United States, at less than 18,000 feet MSL, not exceeding 250 knots.

  • Flight not operated for compensation or hire

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