View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FAA Medical Bill Goes To President Desk For Signing

“This is the most significant legislative victory for general aviation in decades,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “These reforms will provide relief to hundreds of thousands of pilots from an outdated, costly, and unnecessarily burdensome system. This legislation will strengthen the private pilot-private physician relationship and improve awareness of medical issues throughout our community. It will help pilots save time, money, and frustration.”



Medical Reform Highlights

Aircraft Specifications - Up to 6 seats, up to 6,000 lbs (no limitations on horsepower, number of engines, or gear type)
Flight Rules - Day and night VFR and IFR
Passengers - Up to 5 passengers
Aeromedical Training - Pilots must take a free online course every 2 years
Altitude Restrictions - Up to 18,000 feet msl
Speed limitation - 250 knots indicated airspeed
Pilot limitation - Cannot operate for compensation or hire

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