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Topic 2 Identify and describe current FAA pilot and medical certification requirements for civil spacecraft flight crewmembers and state whether you consider these adequate to assure flight safety, explaining your reasoning. Provide hyperlinks to online resources relied on. Medical certificates are assigned three different classes First-class is for airline transport Second-class is for commercial pilots Third-class is for recreational or private pilots. The e-CFR Title 14 Chapter 1 Subchapter D Part 61 Subpart A 61.23 indicates that any Pilot, flight instructor or ground instructor should hold a First-class medical certificate. Under the age of 40 the certificate expires the last day of the 12 th month after the date of examination on the medical certificate. If you are above 40 or up to 60 then it would be 6 months. Medical Standards for Crew requires that each crew member with a safety-critical-role possess

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