AOPA has proposed a four-point plan to help the FAA combat the small number of falsified pilot medical certificates. AOPA President Phil Boyer told Congress July 17, that while the problem was very small, AOPA was concerned and would work with the FAA to solve it.
9 incidents in the last 9 years. Are you kidding me? How many car accidents were caused by incapacitated drivers in the same time frame?
If you have a valid drivers license, you should be able to fly. It is that simple.