SMS – Determining if there is a medical vs. human factors/experience risk tradeoff in pilots operating under Basic Med 17.6

This research project will compare pilot human factors vs. medically caused mishap rates across age deciles between pilots operating under BasicMed vs. a 3rd class medical certificate. The purpose of this comparison is to determine whether the likely experience gained by age for older pilots can serve as a tradeoff for the likely increased risk due to medical factors associated with increased age.