Over in the USA, US AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association have petitioned the FAA to allow pilots to fly without medical certificates. Naturally, there have been conditions imposed, some of which are:
So what they’re saying is nothing larger than a C177, Archer, Super Musketeer or Tobago.
It sounds good, but why the passenger restriction? If the pilot can fly the plane they can fly it at MTOW, regardless of whether or not the load is living and breathing.
Currently the FAA has the petition out for comment, with a sunset date of July 2. If it gets up, could we one day see something similar in Australia? Tell us below what you think about this.