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View Poll Results: Ďf you went to a PCP or AME for BasicMed, what was their answer?
AME said "No problem, where do I sign?" 35 18.32%
AME said "Absolutely not (for whatever reason)". 11 5.76%
PCP said "You bet! Where do I sign?" 113 59.16%
PCP said "Nope. No way." 14 7.33%
PCP said yes, but you need to go get these other tests run... 7 3.66%
PCP said "I dunno, let me look into it and get back with you... 11 5.76%
Voters: 191. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-04-2017, 04:26 PM
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Let's see where we are and how this progresses...I think I've got the most likely options listed, but let me know if I missed something (*without* making it into some complex poll with a gajillion options, please ).
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:36 PM
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PCP, but wanted a separate eye test.
I believe she would opt not to require it now as she betters understands the process. I was her 2nd BasicMed this week.
The exam was no charge as it qualified as my annual wellness exam.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:17 PM
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What if one has two situations, but can only vote once? My AME said no way, but I found a doc that says he will do it.

Tomorrow at 1:15 we'll see if he means it!!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:40 PM
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I always schedule my annual eye exam before my annual physical. This time I asked my eye doctor for a report of the exam. I took that report to my doctor and he was fine with it.

Got the form signed filled out the info for the online certificate and I'm good to go.

My insurance also covers the annual physical so that was a plus.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:31 PM
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These are 2 separate issues. Unless you can vote multiple times, you need to separate the AME questions from the PCP questions into two different polls. Hopefully someone will fix this before too many people respond because it would be interesting, maybe even helpful to have good poll data.
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These are 2 separate issues. Unless you can vote multiple times, you need to separate the AME questions from the PCP questions into two different polls. Hopefully someone will fix this before too many people respond because it would be interesting, maybe even helpful to have good poll data.
Yeah, I was trying to keep it from becoming too complicated...with too many paths that can change depending on the answer. It'd be easy to start building up a tree (if you saw your PCP, and they declined, did you then go to an AME? Or to another PCP? Did they decline? etc.)

Was really just looking for quick and dirty answers based on the initial attempt to get a doc to sign it.
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I did my routine checkup with my PCP this week, and figured I would bring her the paperwork to look over. I still have a valid 3rd class medical, good until 2018, and I will still be under 40 when it comes up for renewal, but I wanted to see if this Basic Med was worth the trouble.

She looked it over and said that she didn't feel comfortable signing the form, especially without having her malpractice insurance look it over first. She was afraid it would put the liability of my fitness for flight on her or her office in some way, and did not want to do it unless her malpractice and business insurance would cover any liabilities from her signing.

I didn't push the issue, and told her we can circle back to it in a few years.

For me, BasicMed is the biggest let down in Aviation in a long time. The AOPA really rolled over on it and its pretty useless. You still have to have had a 3rd class medical at some point (sucks for new students), and you have to rely on your PCP being OK with signing it. And you have to do this every 2 years.

If you are under 40, a 3rd class medical is way less trouble it seems.
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"You still have to have had a 3rd class medical at some point (sucks for new students), and you have to rely on your PCP being OK with signing it. And you have to do this every 2 years.

If you are under 40, a 3rd class medical is way less trouble it seems."
No, the only thing you have to do every 2 years is the online quiz. The physical exam is every 4 years and that is a huge plus for me.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:45 AM
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For me, BasicMed is the biggest let down in Aviation in a long time. The AOPA really rolled over on it and its pretty useless.
There will always be those who don't like BasicMed and the benefits it brings to the majority of Class III pilots. If all medical requirements had been eliminated there would be some who would be hollering about the lack of oversight of the FAA...

The "Drivers License Medical" just ain't gonna happen, never was gonna happen, and we might as well learn how to best use what we have. If somebody insists on flying with just a drivers license, there is always Sport Pilot.
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If you are under 40, a 3rd class medical is way less trouble it seems.
That may be true, but there are a lot of us over 40. I believe when you get older you will feel differently about it, especially if you have to go through the hassle of renewing a special issuance every year.
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