On January 10th 2017, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the release of the new medical rules for recreational flying activities, called BasicMed. Join Gary Crump and Ferdi Mack as they discuss the high points of the new rules.
For more information, check out the following resources:
AOPA's latest article on the subject https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/january/10/faa-releases-final-rule-for-third-class-medical-reform
FAA final rule on Basic Med
FAA advisory circular 68-1 on Basic Med https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_68-1.pdf
Join Kat Swain, AOPA's Sr. Director of UAS, along with Jared Allen, AOPA Legal Services Plan attorney; Ferdi Mack, Manager of AOPA's Pilot Information Center; Paul Feldmeyer, Aviation Technical Specialist; Justin Barkowski, AOPA Director of Regulatory Affairs; and Rune Duke, AOPA Director of Gov’t Affairs, Airspace & Air Traffic for a discussion of the new and upcoming 14 CFR Part 107 FAA regulations on small drone operations.
For more details, check out our June 21 2016 article here:
The FAA has published a final rule changing the way student pilot certificates will be issued. Join AOPA's staff as they discuss the new requirements.
For more information, refer to:
Federal Register, final rule:
AOPA chart comparing old vs. new requirements:
With the recent discussions concerning possible changes with respect to US-Cuba travel restrictions, we have started to receive contacts asking whether GA travel to Cuba is now a possibility. As of today, nothing has changed, but this podcast discusses what we know now as well as what we might expect in the future.
Also check out our Cuba tab on our Caribbean travel page for updates @ http://www.aopa.org/Flight-Planning/Caribbean
Rick Gardner, AOPA's representative for the Bahamas and Director of Aviation Services, Caribbean Sky Tours, joins us to discuss the benefit of having your airplane with you during your visit to the Bahamas.
Check out The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism webpage @ http://www.bahamas.com
For more information, check out our Bahamas travel page @ http://www.aopa.org/Flight-Planning/Bahamas , as well as AOPA's Forums page on Bahamas and Caribbean travel at http://forums.aopa.org/forumdisplay.php?f=17
Gary Crump, AOPA's Director of Medical Certification, stops by to explain some of the common questions and pitfalls associated with the FAA MedXPress application process for pilots. For more information, check out the medical section of our website at http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Medical
In this episode, we share a few clips from our recent hour long webinar on aircraft purchasing. Listen in to hear Tom Haines, AOPA Sr. Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, AOPA Pilot, along with Rodney Martz, Sr. Aviation Technical Specialist, AOPA Pilot Information Center, discuss aircraft purchasing details.
You can view the webinar in its entirety at http://tinyurl.com/purchase14