BasicMed Documents

We get a lot of questions in the Pilot Information Center about BasicMed.  One that comes up frequently is regarding what documents must be kept and where. The FAA has stated that the original or a legible copy of the completed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (CMEC) form (all pages) along with the online medical self-assessment course completion certificate must be kept in the pilot’s logbook.  The documents can be stored in electronic form so long as they are accurately reproduced and legible.  The pilot as well does not have to carry any of the documents with them while they are flying.  A pilot only needs to carry their pilot certificate and a valid driver’s license issued by a State, territory, or possession of the United States. 

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Ronald Levy
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Island Boy At AOPA: 
 

 The pilot as well does not have to carry any of the documents with them while they are flying.  A pilot only needs to carry their pilot certificate and a valid driver’s license issued by a State, territory, or possession of the United States. 

….unless another reg requires the pilot to carry their logbook with them, in which case the BasicMed will piggyback with the logbook.  This applies to certain cases of Student, Recreational, and Sport Pilots.