The FAA issued its final medical rule today allowing general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements.  For more information see: (

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The FAA has issued a new advisory circular that does a good job of explaining the new rule and has a draft version of the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC) as well as a thorough FAQ in the appendices.

Advisory Circular 68-1 Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements:

Direct link to AC 68-1 pdf (3.3MB):

Thanks for sharing Stan.


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