Aeronautical Engineering/Pilot Flying Licence.

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Dear Jan

Do Pilot flying licence has a expiry period and has to be renewed after certain term period?.

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
This may sound a little strange, but the "license" never expires - it is good for a lifetime. However, the privileges or qualifications do expire.

To re-qualify requires a checkout or the demonstration of skills. This is called recurrency.

A private pilot must have a check ride every two years.
A commercial pilot must have a check ride every 6 months.

In addition the pilot may be required to perform other skills prior to taking passengers. For example, a pilot may not take passengers on a night flight unless they have had at least three landings at night in the last 90 days. If they have not, then they must take a plane up by themselves, do three landings, then they can carry passengers at night. A pilot may night fly a plane on instruments with passengers unless certain other skills have been performed in the last 6 months.

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Jan Zumwalt

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SMALL & LARGE PLANES - Aeronautics, Aerodynamics, Designing, Fabricating, Trouble shooting, Repairs, Flight testing, Fluid & Pneumatic controls, Engines, Propellers, Sheet metal, Rivets, Electronics, Fabric, Schools, Career choices, Aircraft systems.

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FAA certified commercial pilot FAA certified (A&P) Air-frame & Power-plant mechanic Aeronautical Engineer - University of Anchorage (Alaska) High school instructor, computers, robotics and aviation Current president of EAA chapter 837 (Payette, ID) Past Director of Maintenance (two airlines) Past Continental Airlines maintenance shift supervisor (Anchorage, Alaska)

Organizations
Current president of EAA chapter 837 (Payette, ID)

Education/Credentials
FAA certified commercial pilot, FAA certified (A&P) Airframe & Powerplant mechanic, Aeronautical Engineer - University of Alaska (Anchorage), FCC MROP-Marine Radio Operators License, FCC GROL-General Radio Operators License, FCC RADAR endorsement, GEN FAM certificates MD aircraft, GEN FAM certificates Boeing aircraft, State Instructor License, High school instructor, computers, robotics and aviation

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Continental Airlines, University of Alaska, Pegasus Aircraft Maintenance, Klondike Air, Methow aviation, Bridget Mina Infant Foundation, Aviation Wholesale Supply, Bureau of Land Managment

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