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08/05/04 - EAA ADVOCACY RESULTS IN DRIVERS LICENSE MEDICAL; NOW CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
EAA work on sport pilot/light-sport aircraft cleared the way for many pilots to use their valid state driver’s license to satisfy the medical requirements. According to the final rule published on July 27 in the Federal Register, only pilots whose most recent medical application was not denied, revoked, or suspended are allowed to use their driver’s license as proof of medical certification. The effective date of the rule is September 1, 2004.
Those who wish to verify what the FAA has on record regarding their medicals can contact their Regional Medical Office of the Aerospace Medical Certification Division. Pilot name, Social Security number, and date of birth are required to run the check. For a listing of the FAA regional offices, visit www.cami.jccbi.gov/AAM-300/rfs.html.
EAA members who were denied a medical or have questions about obtaining a medical certificate can obtain assistance through the EAA Aeromedical website. Members can also gain access to EAA volunteer members and doctors who can help you with your questions. To learn more, visit http://members.eaa.org, then after signing in, mouse-over “Resources” and click on “Medical Assistance.” For more information on sport pilot, visit www.sportpilot.org.