113 Nickels St, Hot Springs, AR 71901

(501) 463 - 4965




Dr. Jennings is a United States Army Veteran and Chiropractic Physician, licensed and practicing in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She has been flying in private planes since she was in the womb, thanks to her dual Private Pilot parents. She anticipates that the BasicMed program will put more freedom into flying.



BasicMed Physical Exam

Online Appointment Reservation

Weekend Exam at Memorial Field (1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month)

Weekday Exam at Hot Springs Office


Hours of Operation for BasicMed Physicals:

Tuesday: 10:30AM - 2:00PM (113 Nickels Street)

Thursday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM (113 Nickels Street)

Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM (1st & 3rd Saturdays Only at Hot Springs Memorial Airport in the FBO Conference Room)



FAA BasicMed Physical Exams = $130

($30 NON - REFUNDABLE due at the time of scheduling)

Balance of $100 will be due the day of the exam. CASH or CREDIT ACCEPTED



Pilot’s Guide To BasicMed

To help pilots and physicians with the new regulations that provide an alternative to third class

medical certification, referred to by FAA as “BasicMed” and found at Title 14, Code of Federal

Regulations, Part 68, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has assembled the

following guide. The first section is for pilots who would like to fly as pilot in command under

BasicMed, the second contains guidance for physicians performing examinations, and the third is

the FAA Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist.


Do I qualify for BasicMed?

• Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license and comply with any restrictions (for example, corrective

lenses, prosthetic aids required, daylight driving only, etc.).

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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your most recent authorization for special issuance was withdrawn, or your most recent medical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.


What do I have to do to take advantage of BasicMed?

• At least every 48 months, to the day of your last exam, visit a state licensed physician where

he or she will perform an examination and affirm the absence of any medical condition that

could interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft. The examination must be performed on

or after April 24, 2017.

• Every 24 calendar months, take a free, online medical education course. AOPA’s online

medical education course will be available to all individuals, free of charge.


• AOPA recommends taking the following steps, in order:

1. Complete the FAA self-assessment form prior to your examination;

2. Schedule and attend a physical examination with a state-licensed physician

who will complete the FAA form [The examination must be performed on or

after April 24, 2017];

3. Successfully complete the AOPA Online Medical Education Course;

4. Print the certificate of completion following the course and keep it in your

logbook, along with the completed Medical Examination Checklist;

5. 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 and operating restrictions under BasicMed?

• You may fly an aircraft up to 6,000 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight that is

authorized to carry no more than six occupants; fly with no more than 5 passengers; conduct

fights within the United States; fly at an indicated airspeed of 250 knots or less; and fly at an

altitude at or below 18,000 feet mean sea level.

• 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.

• 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.


What if I still have questions?

Email the AOPA Pilot Information Center at pilotassist@aopa.org or call (888) 462-3976

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time.


Discussing BasicMed with your doctor.

Encourage your doctor to read the AOPA Physician Guide before your appointment. The

examination to complete the checklist is just like a wellness exam, similar to those conducted

for athletics or scuba diving certification. Conducting this examination is similar to determining

if an individual can safely operate a car, truck, motorcycle, boat or other motor vehicle. You, as

the pilot, are responsible for self-certifying your ability to operate a motor vehicle, in this case

a small aircraft, prior to every flight. If your physician has any further questions, encourage

them to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center by calling (888) 462-3976 Monday through

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time or email at pilotassist@aopa.org.