U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has heeded Daines’ request and will accept Montana licenses, regardless of REAL ID status, for medical certification purpose. In a letter from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to Daines, Huerta wrote that, “The FAA believes that the requirement to hold a driver’s license to exercise the relief of BasicMed does not require a REAL ID compliant license.”Click HERE to read FAA’s letter to Daines.
“It’s good progress to see the FAA recognize Montana licenses regardless of a federal law that Montanans have said they don’t want,” Daines stated. “I will continue working to ensure Montanans privacy is protected and the federal government recognizes Montana licenses.”