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Here's what I hope is a bit of misinformation.

I have had an FAA PPL for the past ten years or so. I do not live in the US and fly my own US registered airplane in the Eastern Caribbean.

After the great COVID medical and flight review disaster, I have now found a way to get my medical on one of the islands in the region (easier and safer than visiting the US pre-vaccine).

Now here is the odd thing - I have flown for the past ten years with an FAA Class 3 medical - including some flights down ...
Eric Butcher posted new forum topic
Dec '20
Here's what I hope is a bit of misinformation.

I have had an FAA PPL for the past ten years or so. I do not live in the US and fly my own US registered airplane in the Eastern Caribbean.

After the great COVID medical and flight review disaster, I have now found a way to get my medical on one of the islands in the region (easier and safer than visiting the US pre-vaccine).

Now here is the odd thing - I have flown for the past ten years with an FAA Class 3 medical - including some flights down ...
Slowly making my way through the SFAR - my medical expired April 2020 so I am good with the SFAR extending me to end of June (fingers crossed for a further extension as I am out side the US, we have no CFi, no AME and no A&P on this island and the borders remain closed).

On the flight review - I have done the WINGS courses picked up from FAASafety.org (actually quite fun to do) - so I have 50 hours or so in the past year, so good with the minimum of ten in the previous twelve months and I ...
Eric Butcher posted new forum topic
Jun '20
Slowly making my way through the SFAR - my medical expired April 2020 so I am good with the SFAR extending me to end of June (fingers crossed for a further extension as I am out side the US, we have no CFi, no AME and no A&P on this island and the borders remain closed).

On the flight review - I have done the WINGS courses picked up from FAASafety.org (actually quite fun to do) - so I have 50 hours or so in the past year, so good with the minimum of ten in the previous twelve months and I ...
I heard a radio story recently about small airplanes being welcome at the normally very busy CLT (Charlotte) airport recently due to extreme reduction in scheduled air carrier operations. That gave me an idea.
Yesterday, inflight, I contacted SAN (San Diego Lindbergh) tower requesting a landing and taxi-back for takeoff. I used to be "based" there with my corporate pilot job and my former airline, but hadn't landed there in my Light Sport plane. There was VERY little ...
Here's a question for one and all.

The SFAR I find very clear - my medical which expired last month has been extended - great.

My flight review expires this month - I have one of only two airplanes in the country (both are US registered) - I have offered it to the government in case anything urgent needs to be flown in or out (not commercial so at my cost) - no call yet, and as we are now down to only two active cases I hope it won't need to be - so not a member of one of the prescribed US ...
Eric Butcher posted new forum topic
May '20
Here's a question for one and all.

The SFAR I find very clear - my medical which expired last month has been extended - great.

My flight review expires this month - I have one of only two airplanes in the country (both are US registered) - I have offered it to the government in case anything urgent needs to be flown in or out (not commercial so at my cost) - no call yet, and as we are now down to only two active cases I hope it won't need to be - so not a member of one of the prescribed US ...
Home base 19N. Willing to help fly in medical supplies if needed. VFR only PA28-151. Anything AOPA is doing to get the word out on this and GA being able to help?
Len Badolato 
Here's a strange question - but for me a very relevant one.

I am British (I also have a Irish passport), I live in Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean (NOT the Dominican Republic) - have an FAA PPL and fly an Archer out of Canefield - this is a small place and I use my airplane like a car to get around the islands.

Now here's the thing, this is no FAA Flight Medical Examiner here or on the neigbouring islands - most of which have in any case closed their borders.

I had booked to go up to the ...