COVID-19 and Aviation Medical Exams / Flight Physicals

COVID-19 and Aviation Medical Exams / Flight Physicals

With the recent Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, pilots are asking whether or not they can do a “Virtual Aviation Medical Examination”? 

The answer is no.

The FAA has made it clear, that all Aviation Medical Exams must be done in person.

The FAA will not enforce medical certification expiration through June 30, 2020. However, many pilots are telling us that their employer and/or their insurance still requires an active medical certification despite this temporary action by the FAA to not enforce expiration. 
As a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr. Christopher Highley is currently scheduling 1st Class, 2nd Class, 3rd Class, and BasicMED exams for those pilots in need of a current medical. 

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