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Dear D Norkus

Do Pilot Flying licence
has a expiry date and
and has to be renewed after a certain term period by the Pilot ?.


No, not in the United States. I can't comment on other countries.

The certificate is valid for life. (One is actually a "certificated pilot", technically it's not a license as far as the FAA is concerned.) However, in order to exercise the privileges of your certificate, you must also maintain flight currency and a valid medical certificate. Without the latter two criteria being met, even with a certificate, you are not legal to fly.


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I can address questions about airline pilot employment & entry level airline careers in the United States, women pilots, flight training, pilot certification, U.S. flight scholarships (mostly for women), aviation & airline safety topics, aviation accident investigation and airline operations. ***Please note, I cannot address flight training & career queries from outside the United States, or aero engineering degree programs/careers, aviation management topics. ****


Airline captain with 15 years past experience in airline ground operations. I have previously flown as a commercial skydive pilot & ferry pilot and majored in Aviation Science

International Organization of Women Pilots- The Ninety-Nines, charter member of Women In Aviation International, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Air Line Pilots Association.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Aviation Safety/Accident investigation.

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