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AOPA's Pilot Protection Services keeps you up to date on legal and medical topics that matter most to pilots flying under BasicMed.

BE A

HEALTHY

PILOT

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BasicMed puts decisions about medical care back in the hands of you and your personal physician, who knows you and has an ongoing interest in your health and well-being. Pilot Protection Services has resources to help keep you informed and fit to fly.

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FLYING

WITH A

SPECIAL

ISSUANCE

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If you’ve had a special issuance medical within the 10-year lookback period (i.e., anytime on or after July 15, 2006) and your medical status is unchanged, you should be able to fly under BasicMed provided you meet all the other qualifications, including being under the treatment of a physician for your medical condition.

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TALKING

TO

YOUR

DOCTOR

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BasicMed encourages you to have regular and frank conversations with your doctors, to arrive at an informed medical assessment and treatment plan if needed.

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Be a Healthy Pilot

BasicMed puts decisions about medical care back in the hands of you and your personal physician, who knows you and has an ongoing interest in your health and well-being. Pilot Protection Services has resources to help keep you informed and fit to fly.

Flying with a Special Issuance

If you’ve had a special issuance medical within the 10-year lookback period (i.e., anytime on or after July 15, 2006) and your medical status is unchanged, you should be able to fly under BasicMed provided you meet all the other qualifications, including being under the treatment of a physician for your medical condition.

Talking to Your Doctor

BasicMed encourages you to have regular and frank conversations with your doctors, to arrive at an informed medical assessment and treatment plan if needed.

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How can AOPA’s Pilot Protection Services help you with BasicMed certification? As a participant in AOPA’s Pilot Protection Services, you’ll have access to our Legal Services Plan attorneys and medical certification professionals who can evaluate the facts of your individual circumstances to help determine if:

• You are eligible to fly under BasicMed.
• Whether your aircraft is a covered aircraft under BasicMed.
• Your intended operations will comply with the flight condition limitations under BasicMed.

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