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Old 04-15-2018, 09:57 PM
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According to AOPA, your Basic Med forms can be kept at home in your log book. Are they required to be with you in the Bahamas?
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:07 AM
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I would recommend you'd keep them just like you have kept your medical in the past. I've never been checked in the Bahamas but, I have been checked many times coming back into the states (license and current medical). I laminated the small ID portion on the bottom of the basic med certificate and carry that just like I did with my medical cert.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:28 AM
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I was just looking at the Bahamas VFR flight planning guide last night and agree with the statement above. The Bahamas don't seem to care s long as you pay your 50 dollars to get in and spend money while there, but Customs here getting back in to the US will care. I have started taking all my tickets with me if I am going anywhere away from home for the day or longer. It may never happen, but it is in the FAR's if you get stopped and checked. I have found that the more prepared and Laggit your look the fewer questions it raises when stopped. Hope this helps. Yours, R.E.A. # 80888
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:53 PM
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The only time I've been ramp checked in 37 years of flying was in Ft Lauderdale after returning from the Bahamas. I had everything on me and it was over quickly. I got the impression they were training a new guy.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:00 PM
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See, this is where I would become a gadfly

Assuming you can fly in the Bahamas under Basicmed, you're perfectly legal when returning to the US if you are under Basicmed, which means: driver's license is all that's needed, so that's what I'd have. I don't mind "educating" employees of CBP or any other agency on the FARs

Same goes for TSA, any LE, etc.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:23 PM
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When you print your certificate, there is a wallet card at the bottom. I cut it out, folded it, laminated it and put it in my wallet. Also put one in my log book with my Drís checklist rather than the certificate. I put the certificate and original checklist in an aviation folder in a safe place at home.
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