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According to this CNN article the FAA revoked their licences with a letter containing the following reasons (emphasis mine): The letter said the pilots were "extremely reckless." "Not only did you not comply with ... [air traffic controller] instructions, you did not even monitor the aircraft's air-ground radios," the letter said. "You were ...


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Lets break this down as best we can. For starters you've made an error in your assertion. The pilot hasn't had their license revoked, just simply their SEP rating. There's a difference. The person in question can still do their day job as a pilot, on a type-rated aircraft. They have accepted a suspension of their Single Engine rating. On some finer points ...


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The only situation in which a US-licensed pilot is subject to an age limit is part 121 scheduled airline service. Other than that there are no age limits, you just have to be able to pass your medical exam. However, you state that in your scenario the pilot will have to be able to fly cargo in and out of the US. That implies the pilot may have a foreign ...


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Generally speaking, you need to hold a licence issued by the same country that the aircraft is registered in. There may be exceptions but you cannot fly an Australian aircraft on your EASA licence. Luckily, converting a PPL between countries is generally straightforward when it has been issued by an ICAO-contracted state (which is most advanced countries ...


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Yes I believe so. While the Sport Pilot License only requires that you are medically qualified to get a driver's license there is a stipulation that if you had been denied an FAA medical previously then you cannot just use your driver's license as your medical. If you don't respond to their questions then you will most certainly be denied the medical. ...


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An RPL requires less training (i.e. money) but is more restricted in how far you can fly, how many passengers you can carry and how heavy the aircraft can be. You can get an endorsement to fly anywhere domestically; there is no endorsement available to fly internationally or for the other two restrictions, nor is an instrument rating available. A PPL allows ...


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In the US, driving while under the effects of alcohol and drugs may have a adverse effect on your medical certificate. Additionally, I have heard (from an FAA inspector) second hand that in one instance, someone who had a driver's license revoked for a large number of speeding and reckless driving circumstances, eventually had a medical certificate revoked. ...


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For a Private Pilot, the licenses are completely separate and have absolutely no relation to each other. In addition, there are no criminal record checks for a Private Pilot in the UK. Things get very different when moving to commercial licenses and looking for careers. I'm trying to find some further legislation with you - I would expect the CAA have a ...


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In the US, the FAA's requirements for obtaining authorization to fly former ,military aircraft is included in 8900.1 Volume 5, Chapter 9, Section 2. It is quite lengthy and covers more than just former military aircraft. As others have pointed out, most of these aircraft do not have a Type Certificate. They normally have a Special Airworthiness ...


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This information doesn't easily exist, I'm sure insurance companies have some figures but they don't seem to be public. I'm just going to expand on Pondlife's answer with more data. In Australia the regulator CASA publishes all sorts of statistics, including the number of medical certificates issued and refused (page 164). Australian professional pilots ...


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(US-based answer) The problem with answering your question is that it isn't all clear what "losing a medical" actually means. If a pilot is denied a medical, the FAA will obviously know and you could probably get that data from them somehow, even if it takes an FOIA request. But what if you just decide not to renew because you know you'd fail? For all the ...


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I'm an Australian PPL pilot but know some people who have gone through the UK system. Terminology differences aside, the training pathways are pretty comparable. If you choose to train in Australia you can convert your licence to the UK fairly easily by passing a flight test. The main differences are: In Australia you need to do 7 CPL exams and then 7 ...


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