FAA Proposes Medical Requirements for Commercial Hot-Air Balloon Pilots
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FAA just pushed out a press release on this. Full text of the NPRM can be found here. AOPA should have an article on this in the coming days, breaking down what exactly it means and our take on it. 

 

 

 

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…and to cover NonPIC operations under basic med…..

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Bruce Chien: 
 

…and to cover NonPIC operations under basic med…..

…which would mean Basic Medders could be safety pilots for pilots under the hood without also being PIC.  That's a big plus for folks looking to get hood time in planes like a Cirrus or Bonanza, where it's hard to find a safety pilot qualified to be PIC under both FAA rules and the owner's insurance policy.