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After researching lots of NTSB reports each month, it does make me wonder if the regs still matter. They should matter because they are the rules and responsible pilots follow rules, right? But how many other pilots are taking this do-what-I-want approach to flying because of the outdated medical requirements, not to mention a stale Part 23? Since flying-and aircraft ownership in general-is based almost entirely on the honor system, its impossible to know exactly how many pilots fly without medicals, in unairworthy aircraft and without flightreviews.
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