Today, 7-15-2016, President Obama signed the 2016 FAA funding extension into law with third class medical reform attached. After years of effort by EAA advocacy, pilots will finally see relief from the constant hassle and expense associated with third class medical renewals.
The legislation allows most pilots who have held a valid medical certificate since July 2006 to fly without needing another FAA medical exam. Instead, pilots can be examined by their personal physician every four years and take an online aeromedical factors course every two years to remain medically qualified to fly.
The culmination of EAA's efforts to bring long-sought third class medical relief to pilots would not have been possible without the support of members like you. Thank you for your continued support!
For more information, see EAA's FAQ page on aeromedical reform.