The Villages Aviation Club
|Local Doctors which do BasicMed Exams
|Dr. Ron Shelley, MD
Aviation Medical Examiner
6108 SE Front Road Belleview, FL34420
|Dr. Brent Stabler, MD
Belleview Care Center
Part of The Villages Health Care System. Must have United Healthcare Advantage
5051 SE 110th Street Belleview, FL 34420
|Dr. Kathy Hirtz, MD
Loves Landing Air Park
As of May 1, 2017, Private Pilots have the option of getting a 3rd-Class Medical every 2
years, or flying under the new BasicMed rules, which longer require a 3rd-Class
AOPA explains the details, and has all the forms necessary for BasicMed.
GO TO: http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/pilots/medical/fit-to-fly-pilots
Under BasicMed, your personal doctor can give you the required physical exam.
Unfortunately many doctors refuse to do BasicMed exams because of liability and other
All BasicMed discussions are private between you and your doctor. Nothing goes to
Local physicians listed below are willing to do BasicMed flight physicals. If anyone
finds other doctors willing to do BasicMed exams, let me know and I will add him/her to
the list below.
There are other requirement for BasicMed, such as taking a short online class and
passing a 30 question quiz. If you fail the quiz, there is no penalty. The quiz can be
taken as many times as necessary to pass.
Ultimately a form showing you passed the quiz, and the doctor certificate, must be kept
in your log book. You must retake the quiz every 2 years and get a doctor exam every 4
years from a physician of your choice.