FAA BasicMed Exam & FAA Flight Physical at Lake Forest Clinics

Private Plane Gaithersburg MD

Let us help you through the steps to obtain a BasicMed Exam

Do I qualify for BasicMed in Oxon Hill or Gaithersburg?

  1. Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license and comply with any restrictions (for example, corrective lenses, prosthetic aids required, daylight driving only, etc.).
  2. Have held a valid FAA medical certificate, regular or special issuance, on or after
    July 15, 2006 (If you’ve never held a medical certificate, you will need to get an FAA medical certificate, regular or special issuance, from an AME one time only.)
  3. If your regular or special-issuance medical certificate lapsed before July 15, 2006, you will need to get a medical certificate from an AME one time only.
  4. If you have a medical history or diagnosis of certain cardiac, neurological, or mental health conditions, you will need a one-time only special issuance for EACH condition.
  5. If your most recent medical certificate has been suspended at any point in time or revoked, your most recent authorization for special issuance was withdrawn, or your most recent medical application was denied, you will need to obtain a new medical certificate before you can operate under BasicMed.

Our office recommends the following steps in order:

Step 1: Get the Form!

Complete the FAA BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist(CMEC) prior to your examination

Step 2: See Your Doctor!

Make an Appointment with Dr. Andrew Choi at Lake Forest Clinics who will perform the FAA Medical Exam and complete the FAA form.

Step 3: Take the Course!

Successfully complete the AOPA Online Medical Education Course (https://basicmedicalcourse.aopa.org/client/app.html#/auth/logon)

Step 4: File Documents!

Print the certificate of completion following the course and keep it in your logbook, along with the completed Medical Examination Checklist. Ensure that you meet the flight review requirements of FAR 61.56 and any other applicable flight or instrument proficiency requirements, as necessary for you to act as pilot in command.

What are the Aircraft Requirements?

  1. You may fly an aircraft up to 6,000 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight
  2. Any aircraft authorized under federal law to carry no more than six occupants;

What are the Operating Requirements?

  1. Fly with no more than 5 passengers
  2. Conduct fights within the United States
  3. Fly at an indicated airspeed of 250 knots or less and fly at an altitude at or below 18,000 feet mean sea level.
  4. You will not be able to fly for compensation or hire (except in limited situations as permitted by FAR 61.113 such as charitable flying, sharing costs of flights with passengers, and flying in connection with a business only if the flight is incidental to that business and does not carry any passengers or property for compensation or hire).
  5. BasicMed applies to the person acting as PIC, including flight instructors. The FAA has noted that flight instructors meeting the requirements of the new rule may act as PIC while giving flight training without holding a medical certificate, regardless of whether the person receiving flight training holds a medical certificate.
Chiropractic Oxon Hill MD Lake Forest Clinics

973 Russell Avenue Suite A
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 740-8500


6196 Oxon Hill Road Suite 270
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 787-8556