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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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Originally Posted by one mile View Post
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.

One mile
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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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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Originally Posted by one mile View Post
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.

One mile
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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