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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7562
FAAST Blast – New Mayo Clinic BasicMed Course, Enhanced Vision Systems, Back to Basics
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 08, 2018 – Jan. 14, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update


New Option Available for Online BasicMed Course

An online medical course is one of the required steps for pilots seeking to operate under BasicMed without an FAA medical certificate. A pilot must first obtain a physical examination from a state-licensed physician using the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist (available at A pilot must then complete an approved BasicMed medical education course. In addition to the AOPA course that was approved last April (, pilots now have the option to take the online BasicMed course with the Mayo Clinic at


To date, 25,755 pilots have opted to fly under BasicMed. To learn more about flying under BasicMed, go to


Enhanced Vision Systems

Pilots have always been looking for ways to improve the way they see the world outside the cockpit. Enhanced Vision (EV) and Synthetic Vision (SV) are two technologies that can help. To learn more about the differences between these two systems and what options are available for GA, see our Safety Enhancement fact sheet at:


Back to Basics

The January/February 2018 issue of FAA Safety Briefing takes a forward-thinking journey "back to the basics" of flying fundamentals. Articles in this edition provide important tips, techniques, and resources that can help you better aviate, navigate, communicate, and mitigate in today’s complex operating environment. Learn more about the “basics” by reading Susan Parson’s feature article, “Simple? — Defining and Refining Basic Skills in a Complex Environment.” Download your copy or read online You can view a mobile-friendly version of this article at


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