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I think this was answered some time ago but the situation there was unclear to me with regards to prior medical certificate. So apologies, if asked and answered but here goes:

My BasicMed expired 4/21. In 2/21 I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, had surgery to remove the tumor and underwent chemo through 10/21 and am now NED and in surveillance for the next 2 years. Since I was never denied a third-class certificate, did have an active BasicMed previously, if I ...

The most recent AOPA Pilot magazine chronicles how it recommended the FAA allow DPEs to perform exams while utilizing Basic Med ("Alleviating ‘illogical restrictions’," p. 12).  This is great and much-needed!  Is there a timeline during which the FAA will consider that recommendation?  What is the progress on that issue?  Are they actively considering that?  When will they make a decision?

Hello everyone, 

I have a third class medical that was issued in 4/2021. In 11/2021 I started talking to a therapist to help me cope with some big stressors in my life last year, went through a separation, and moved across state. I haven't flown since I moved. Things are a lot better now, and stopped therapy. Last week I found out that the therapist had been billing my insurance for single episode major depressive disorder. The therapist never discussed the diagnosis with ...

Hello. I was told I had a 90-day deadline to submit the required info for my medical, and I just now realized I did the math wrong and the deadline to request an extension on my case was yesterday instead of tomorrow. If I call tomorrow and ask for an extension on my case, would it be too late? One of the professionals I saw said the FAA probably won't close my case anyway if they see I'm working on it, so would they have even closed my case by now at all? Thanks.

The 2021 Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners states that, “An individual may be considered for an FAA authorization of a Special Issuance (SI) or Special Consideration (SC) of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) if…”, in addition to other things, "…the applicant DOES NOT have symptoms or history of: 

  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Electro convulsive therapy
  • Treatment with multiple SSRIs concurrently
  • Multi-agent drug protocol use (prior use of other ...