WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is moving ahead with the rulemaking process to possibly expand the number of pilots eligible to fly without the need for a third-class medical certificate. This is in response to a petition from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).The two associations filed a…

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aopaSays agency must carefully consider ‘measured risks’ – FAA apologizes for delay in responding to the AOPA-EAA third-class medical eaapetition.Administrator Michael Huerta has formally responded to an AOPA request for an update on the status of the association’s third-class medical petition, but it remains unclear when the agency will make a final decision. (CalPilots Editor’s Note: This is an excellent example of CalPilots The Three Tiered Airport/Aviation Defense. The AOPA and the EAA are large national organizations with a presence in Washington DC and as a team they are hard to ignore). 

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