For those with their Private Pilot License (PPL), there is more to just hopping in a plane after years of not flying. Since the aviation industry is always improving and expanding in technological advances, you will be required to stay up to date with the industry. Today, we will look at what you have to do to stay current with the FAA and enjoy flying for years to come.
Does Your Private Pilot License Expire?
Luckily, a private pilot license does not expire, so you will not have to take your flight training again. The FAA does not require you to renew a private pilot license, but you must maintain your PPL by keeping up with your medical certificate and Biennial Flight Review (BFR).
FAA Medical Certificate
An FAA Airman Medical Certificate commonly referred to as a medical, is required for all pilots acting as a pilot-in-command (PIC), or a required crew member of an aircraft. You must pass a physical examination with an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). The AME will determine if you possess any condition that might render you incapable of safely operating an airplane.
Biennial Flight Review
A Biennial Flight Review, or BFR, is required for all US pilot certificate holders and musta occur every other year. This will consist of 2 hours of ground instruction and 1 hour in flight with a certified flight instructor.
How To Keep Your License Current
At Chiota Aviation, we offer recurrent training for pilots to stay up to date with:
FAA-regulated Flight Reviews
Instrument Proficiency Checks
Spin Awareness Training
If you have any questions about our current classes or would like to know more about other classes we offer, feel free to contact us. We would love to discuss all of your options to continue your aviation knowledge and expertise.