113 Nickels St, Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501) 463 - 4965
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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your most recent authorization for special issuance was withdrawn, or your most recent medical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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.