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I wanted to write up a post concerning a question we get all the time in the PIC, both on the Aviation and the Medical side. The question concerns the levels of medicals (1st, 2nd, 3rd, BasicMed, or driver's license) and what privileges we can exercise at each level, usually starting with "what level medical do I need to do xyz?" or "do I need to get a new medical to do xyz?"

The best/first reference for a majority of these questions that we're going to bring up is FAR 61.23 Medical ...
Daniel Bostrom posted new forum topic
Jul '20
My PCP is a Nurse Practitioner. Can she sign off on the BasicMed?
In 1981 I suffered a concussion while in the navy. I was given a week of bed rest and sent back to the boat. I seemed to be ok though over the years I've had problems keeping jobs due to not being able to complete tasks on time. I have had no trouble getting my 3rd class medical, and have functioned quite well in the cockpit. Two years ago, my new wife who is a Nurse Practitioner, asked me if I had ever had a head injury and I told her of the concussion. She told me that she thought I might ...
Daniel Bostrom posted new forum topic
Jul '20
In 1981 I suffered a concussion while in the navy. I was given a week of bed rest and sent back to the boat. I seemed to be ok though over the years I've had problems keeping jobs due to not being able to complete tasks on time. I have had no trouble getting my 3rd class medical, and have functioned quite well in the cockpit. Two years ago, my new wife who is a Nurse Practitioner, asked me if I had ever had a head injury and I told her of the concussion. She told me that she thought I might ...