Briefing: June 2014
FAA Says It Will Reconsider Third-Class Medical Rules
The FAA said in April it would start a rulemaking project to explore whether to allow private pilots, in certain instances, to use a driver’s license instead of an FAA third-class medical certificate. “The FAA’s announcement that it will begin the rulemaking process is the next important step along a path that we sincerely hope will allow more pilots to fly without the expense and frustration of the medical certification process,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. AOPA and EAA hope the 10-year safety record for LSA will help convince the FAA the medical certification is more trouble than it’s worth.