[From the FAA’s FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 08, 2018 – Jan. 14, 2018]
An online medical course is one of the required steps for pilots seeking to operate under BasicMed without an FAA medical certificate. A pilot must first obtain a physical examination from a state-licensed physician using the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (available at http://bit.ly/2CZUUAd). A pilot must then complete an approved BasicMed medical education course. In addition to the AOPA course that was approved last April (BasicMedicalCourse.AOPA.org), pilots now have the option to take the online BasicMed course with the Mayo Clinic at BasicMed.Mayo.edu
To date, 25,755 pilots have opted to fly under BasicMed. To learn more about flying under BasicMed, go to www.faa.gov/go/BasicMed.