Those of us who fly using Basic Med as our medical certification do not normally have to see an FAA AME in order to continue flying. There are, however, some instances where an AME must be involved, even while flying under Basic Med.
Here is an FAA Pilot Minute explanation of those circumstances…
Here are those links mentioned in the video:
Medical Conditions for Special Issuance: https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/basic_med
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