Aeromedical

Third Class Exemption: Still Many Questions »

The recent passage of the Third Class medical exemption was cause for cheering in the GA industry, but for some pilots, the actual effect of the legislation remains cloudy at best. “The law is very, very specific in how can you use this exemption,” said Dr. Ian Blair Fries, a senior Aviation Medical Examiner with years of experience and who works exclusively in dealing with the FAA to gain special issuances for pilots who are otherwise unqualified to have medicals. But Fries said he’s too uncertain about how the FAA will implement that new law to offer advice on how the agency will handle special issuances going forward. More

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