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Dear David

Do Pilot Flying Licence is expired after a certain term period and has to be renewed by the Pilot?.


Dear Prashant:

Each country will have somewhat different rules on this subject.  With regard to the U. S. rules, only Student Pilot Certificates expire:  These expire 24 months after issuance.   While other pilot licenses do not necessarily expire, they do have medical examination requirements and/or pilot experience "currency" requirements, or both.  For example with an Air Transport Pilot Certificate, some require both an annual, or every six month, simulator flight check/currency check AND a medical check.  For a Private Pilot Certificate, is a currency check with a flight instructor every 24 months, and, so forth.

So, to summarize, the answer to this question depends on the nation that issues the pilot's license AND also the specific rules for each class or type of license.

I hope that his helps.

Best wishes,

David A. NewMyer, Ph.D.


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I can answer questions about aviation industry employment, airports and airport planning and aviation industry regulation (overall regulation of the industry--who regulates what and why).


I have worked in aviation since the late 1960s, primarily in airports, airport planning and in aviation education. I have done major research in aviation employment and in graduate education in aviation.

University Aviation Association since 1982 (President, 2009-2010)

Collegiate Aviation Review Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research Journal of Air Transportation ATEA Journal SIU Press

B. S. in History and Government, University of Redlands, California, 1969 M. A. in Political Science (Metropolitan Studies), Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1971 M. S. in Transportation, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1974 Ph.D. in Education (Education Aministration and Higher Education), Southern Illinois University Carbonale, 1987

Awards and Honors
United Airlines William Wheatley Award from the University Aviation Association, 1994 for excellence in Post Secondary Aviation Education Sorensen Award for Excellence in Research, University Aviation Association, 2008

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Prepared airport master plan and environmental assessment reports for several Illinois Airports; prepared two separate airport systems plans for the Chicago area

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