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Is there any easy way to check to see if a CFI or commercial pilot has had past problems with the FAA? The question came to me after an old thread in one of the aviation forums pointed me to this crash report: https://www.wfsb.com/news/waterbury-flight-instructor-among-killed-in-ny-plane-crash/article_06e41c00-d066-11e8-a98c-7beca823cc54.html

The report says the pilot had had several enforcement actions against him, including having his CFI certificate revoked for falsifying logbook entries. My guess is his two passengers would have liked to know this before going on their fatal flight. The FAA certificate database only shows his ratings, not the enforcement actions. Where else could they have looked?

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  • $\begingroup$ The FAA maintains a database of appeal actions, but I think enforcement actions can only be located through a FOIA request. I could not find anything online that shows enforcement actions against a pilot. That said, customers can always ask before engaging the services of a pilot. $\endgroup$ – Juan Jimenez May 16 at 11:07

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