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FAA denies AOPA driver's license medical petition for exemption
Posted on Sunday, March 09 @ 23:23:27 EST by Caroline
caroline writes :- Mar. 7 — The FAA has denied AOPA's petition for exemption from the current medical certification rules to allow AOPA member pilots to use a driver's license to meet the minimum medical requirement, provided those pilots limit themselves to recreational pilot privileges. The FAA told AOPA that it only wanted to evaluate the operations of sport pilots using a valid driver's license in lieu of a medical, and that it is premature to consider including recreational pilot operations. In its denial, the FAA indicated that there is still some question about whether it will even allow the use of a driver's license to meet the third class medical requirement for Sport Pilot. More...

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