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FAA CLASS 1 EXTENSION, ANY TRUTH ?

Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:13
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FAA CLASS 1 EXTENSION, ANY TRUTH ?

Hello
any idea if the FAA is going to extend our medical Class 1 especially for us flying overseas without access to a nearby AME?

thanks for the info in advance.

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:36
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We already have a 4 month extension here in NL. (Easa rules) until july 1.

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:25
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I suspect you have already seen this but it looks like you will get an answer early next week. I would be amazed if they didn't do something...

https://www.faa.gov/pilots/medical/

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Old 26th Mar 2020, 15:03
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Talking

Thanks a lot, i truly appreciate your advises,
let's wait and see on the 31st what will happen, crossing fingers
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 08:56
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Nothing well for guys who are using FAA overseas
This AC (https://www.faa.gov/pilots/medical/) is good for FAA holders inside US
It is really problem
May be anybody has some other info?
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 13:18
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It was published in the federal register yesterday. Any medical certificate that expires on are after March 31 is valid through June 30.
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 13:44
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From the Enforcement Hiatus document linked above, emphasis mine:

This policy applies only to holders of an FAA-issued medical certificate serving as a required pilot flight crewmember or flight engineer within the United States. It does not apply to holders of an FAA-issued medical certificate serving as a required pilot flight crewmember or flight engineer outside the United States.
Here is some guidance for international ops from FAA.gov:

FAA Announces Additional Pilot Medical Certificate Exemptions
The FAA is granting an exemption that extends until June 30, 2020, the duration of medical certificates for certain pilots and flight engineers who conduct scheduled and on-demand operations outside the United States if those medical certificates expire between March 31, 2020, and May 31, 2020.

COVID-19 is placing a severe burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Requiring pilots to undergo in-person medical examinations would further stress the healthcare system, and would increase the risk of transmitting the virus through personal contact between the doctor and the applicant. The FAA last week issued a policy stating it will not take enforcement action (PDF) against certain pilots or flight engineers who fly domestically with medical certificates that expire between March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020.
https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=94991

Apparently there is some other document floating around that says the operator must file a Letter of Intent with the FAA to authorize the medical exemption for operations outside the U.S. Anybody have it?
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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 02:57
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I would appreciate too if anybody drop here the FAA document for FAA holder outside US
Thanks a lot airbubba😉
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Old 4th Apr 2020, 01:40
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The FAA is granting an exemption that extends until June 30, 2020, the duration of medical certificates for certain pilots and flight engineers who conduct scheduled and on-demand operations outside the United States if those medical certificates expire between March 31, 2020, and May 31, 2020.
This is easy for the FAA to say, but if you are operating internationally it will be the CAA of the country that you are in when subjected to a ramp inspection who decide whether or not to allow you to proceed with an expired medical.

Not worth the risk.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 02:21
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Hello guys
There is deadline from FAA on 30th of June regarding extending FAA class 1 medical
The bunch of borders are still closed.
Is there any news from FAA for FAA license holder regarding extra extension of the FAA medical?
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 03:51
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The FAA have issued and amendment to the Covid SFAR. Google FAA covid and you’ll find the relevant SFAR and the Medical validity extensions available.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 05:49
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Thanks buddy
I found this link https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...s-disease-2019
Nevertheless I have got a question
In according to SFAR 118 relief FAA extends all medical certificate which expired between march and may until 30th of June
In according to SFAR 118-1 relief FAA extends all medical certificates which expired or will expire between march and september by 3 months
Hence is my question if my medical expired in april what is deadline for medical expiration in accordance these two SFARs whether april +3 month or 30th june +3 month?
May anybody shed some light for this concern.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 20:14
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The 29 June Federal Register page is an amendment to SFAR 118. So the policy has changed. The problem was if everyone was extended to 30 June you would have 4 months of pilot medicals expiring at the same time. The current rule says -

“To provide relief to those airmen who continue to be affected by restrictions and recommendations implementing phased reopening, and allow for flexibility in scheduling the medical exams, the FAA is amending the relief in SFAR 118. The FAA has determined that pilots may operate with a medical certificate that has been extended no more than 3 calendar months for a limited time without creating a risk to aviation safety that is unacceptable under the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 public health emergency. For the reasons cited, this final rule revises SFAR 118 to extend the validity period of medical certificates that expire in April through September 2020 to 3 calendar months beyond the original expiration. Accordingly, those pilots who obtained only a one- or two-month extension under the original SFAR will be granted additional relief not to exceed an extension of three months total. Those pilots who hold medical certificates that would have expired in March 2020 obtain no additional relief under this SFAR, and they must obtain a new medical certificate to continue operating after June 30, 2020. Pilots who hold medical certificates that expire in July, August, and September will have a full three-month extension.”

The bolding is mine but basically everyone gets an extra 3 months maximum.

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