“The FAA’s report to Congress confirms what we have known for years: BasicMed works and BasicMed pilots remain safe pilots,” said AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker. “We have just gone through the safest three to four years in general aviation history.”
One pilot runs into a medical nightmare, but this time the bad guy isn’t the FAA. It’s the doctors in his HMO.
At SUN ‘n FUN 2022, Hector Porcella, the acting director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Authority, told general aviation pilots that “the Dominican Republic is friendly for all pilots and all aircraft, including experimental aircraft. As of today, we are implementing new protocols to make procedures at Dominican airports the most affordable and hassle free of any airport in the Bahamas and Caribbean. We welcome you.”
“We are experiencing the best safety numbers in years, even while the skies are busier than ever. The data clearly show that BasicMed has been an undeniable success,” said AOPA President Mark Baker.
May 1 marked the third anniversary of BasicMed.
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