So, what Turbine, or High-Performance aircraft are allowed to be flown under the new ‘Basic Medical’ Rule?

Eclipse 550

Basic Medical Rule effective on May 1, 2017; AKA…Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements

Applies to Part 91 Operations

Eligible Aircraft flown under this Rule, must meet the following requirements:

  • Authorized to carry not more than 6 occupants (includes the crew)
  • Have a maximum Take-Off Weight of not more than 6,000 Lbs

Operating Limitations required by this Rule:

  • Flight, or passengers is/are not being flown for compensation, or hire
  • At an altitude that is more than 18,000 feet AMSL
  • Not flown outside of the USA
  • At an indicated airspeed exceeding 250 knots

So, what Turbine, or High-Performance aircraft are allowable to flown under this new Rule?

Eclipse 500/550 (not Canada models), but flown with Altitude, and Speed Restrictions (Jet)

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet, but flown with Altitude, and Speed Restrictions (Jet)

Piper Meridian, with no restrictions except for Altitude (Turboprop)

Piper M500, and M600, but flown with Altitude, and Speed Restrictions (Turboprop)

Twin Commander 500/560/A, but flown with Altitude, and Speed Restrictions (Piston)

Piper 600, and 601 Aerostars, but flown with Altitude, and Speed Restrictions (Piston)

All Piper Aztecs (Piston)

Beechcraft Twin Bonanza, A/B/C Models, but flown with Altitude, and Speed Restrictions (Piston)

Beechcraft 55/58 Barons non P, or TC Models (Piston)

Any 300 Series Cessna (Piston)

I was inspired to write this thanks to a fellow Senior Certified Appraiser, Mr. Ron Herold, President of Airplane-Appraiser.com and based in the Washington, D.C. area. Thank you Ron.

Vision Jet

 

 

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