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EAA petition to end 3rd class medical...


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Nov 27, 2001
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Of course I know the 3rd class doesn't apply to our job but if you like flying bug smashers as I do this may be something you want to sign.

Even if you hate GA doing away with the 3rd class will help reduce FAA medical backlogs for 1st/2nd class and could help you (a professional pilot) get back in the air faster and back to a pay check if you are ever down for medical reasons.


The proposed legislation would allow pilots to use a valid state driver's license in place of the traditional medical certificate if the flights are:

  • Not for compensation
  • Conducted in VFR operations only, at or below 14,000 feet MSL
  • No faster than 250 knots
  • In aircraft with no more than six seats and no more than 6,000 pounds gross takeoff weight.
If you haven't done so already, please take a few moments and Rally Congress to support the General Aviation Protection Act!

MODS: please consider leaving this thread here in the Majors section where I think this forum get most of its traffic or making it one of those sticky things for the next few weeks to get members attention.

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