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Marauder last won the day on August 20 2022

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  1. I really don’t get your attitude towards my post or the discussion. It seems you are the one making it a problem by providing examples that are really off base of what I am asking. I simply asked why there isn’t flexibility allowed for a physician around the timing of a Basic Med physical especially if you are the constant care of said physician. My primary care physician sees me several times a year and also gets the medical reports from other practitioners who see me. Like I said previously, my doctor knows more about my health than ANY AME who conducted an FAA medical on me. What difference does it make if my physical was done one or two months earlier than the due date if my entire health dossier is available to them? I’m guessing you’re one of the CFIs who strictly goes by the book when conducting the flight review of one of your closest and oldest friends. Everything evaluated per the book. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. The “they” I am referring to is the FAA. A physical is a snap shot in time and by no means is it an absolute whether you’re 100% healthy at the time of that snapshot. You could have a physical today and tomorrow die of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm because the physician didn’t do an ultrasound even though you’re 65 and were a past smoker. I would have thought since Basic Med relies on part that you as the participant have obligations under the medical self declaration, there would be some flexibility in time when the physician’s assessment could be done. They already give you to the end of the month to renew. So what’s the big deal if the actual date of the physical exam was 2 months ago and reported as such? And I’m sure there are others like me who have visited physicians multiple times throughout the year and that my actual health status is much more well known than when I was getting 2nd or 3rd class medicals. Another issue the cost. Most private medical plans only pay for one physical per year. Since my last physical was the end of November, the next time my insurance will cover it is 2024. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Thanks for the reply. My original annual physical was at the same time as Basic Med but due to COVID, the timing got skewed as well. I would have thought they built in a provision to say that if you had a physical within X months, you don’t need to set up a whole another physical 3 months since my last one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. So, I’m up for my first Basic Med renewal. I had a physical in November but my primary care physician says he won’t sign off until he does an updated physical. My November physical was fine, I’m not on any prescribed meds. Anyone go through this? Is there a requirement the physical be done in the same month as the expiration date? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. That was the reason for my question. It sounds like if an emergency “do not fly” AD was issued, then until the plane and/or logbook was reviewed, presumably by an IA, you would be grounded. I get that right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Someone has to figure out where to spend all that membership dues. [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Your scenario opens up an interesting question. If an AD was issued for the SureFly version that was installed in your plane but removed and it called for an immediate grounding, does the FAA consider your plane grounded since the documentation they have indicates it is in your plane? Or are you good to go because you have the original mag in the plane even though the modifying 337 was not rescinded? It seems sometimes paperwork can create more confusion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. AOPA has golden parachutes and deferred compensation for retiring executives. They are reported differently since AOPA is “non-profit”. You need to dig into their IRS filings for the details. AvWeb did an article a while back on it. Take a look at the “retirement package” for Boyer in the article below. He clearly made at least $3.4M as part of his retirement package. Probably more since Fuller refused to answer what Boyer’s retirement compensation was for 2010 and beyond. Fuller made $582,000 in 2010 according to the filed Schedule J. I sure would love a job where my salary tripled in 12 years as it has for the AOPA CEO. https://www.avweb.com/news/an-inside-look-at-aopa-expenses-and-salaries/ As someone who was considered an “insider” by the SEC, I got to see a fair amount of executive compensation data. When I casually looked at AOPA’s, my view of what this organization was changed. On the other hand, I saw EAA as much as an advocate for GA. And when I looked at their compensations, they look aligned with what I would expect for companies/organizations of that size. Plus, they put on a pretty nice event every year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Great question. I’m coming up for renewal and dropped my AOPA membership. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. This is why I dropped AOPA. Baker’s salary is more than many Fortune 500 CEO salaries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Your symptoms sound very similar to the voltage regulator failure on my 75 F. My resolution was a two step process. The maintenance shop (I was traveling when this happened) thought it was a failing alternator. Replaced the alternator, voltage was around 13.8 for about half the flight home. Then it dropped to 12 volts. Replaced the regulator with a Zeftronics. Been solid for the past 3+ years. If there isn’t obvious issues with the wiring, odds are the VR or alternator is the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Not sure why my second picture didn’t come through. The red circled items are the Velcro attachment points. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. You’ll need to remove the window treatments first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. It is a Spatial Designs interior panel. They are attached with 3M Velcro. Just peel them off and you’ll be able to get to the senders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. This is why we need to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse [emoji3444] I always thought the TV show “The Walking Dead” was a sci-fi show. Didn’t realize it was actually a Nostradamus documentary. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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