CBS Sunday Morning aired December 10. 2017. “A drinking problem is not necessarily the end of a pilot’s career. In fact, for decades the FAA has been quietly sending pilots diagnosed as substance abusers back to work.” Watch more about when pilots for from rehab to the cockpit. Link to Video.
Question 18W asks you to report convictions for non-traffic misdemeanors and felonies, those are convictions though, not arrests. Typically, what the FAA is looking for is a personality disorder that manifests itself by sober acts. The Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) will query the pilot and ask what the nature of the conviction was. Typically, they’ll […]
Under 14 CFR 61.15, all pilots must send a Notification Letter to the FAA within 60 calendar days of the effective date of an alcohol and/or drug related conviction or administrative action. In 14 CFR 61.15(c), alcohol and/or drug related convictions or administrative actions refer to motor vehicle actions (MVA). Examples of Reportable Administrative Actions […]
We do not handle the DUI defense or the criminal aspect. We do, however, work closely with the DUI attorney to get the best results we can for the pilot in order to minimize the reporting requirements. Very often, we’re successful in mitigating the pilot’s 61.15 reporting requirement. Learn more about the DUI reporting requirements […]
The attorneys at Barnett Law Offices are experience with DUI reporting requirements for pilots. If a pilot gets a DUI, there are 2 fundamental reporting requirements. The first is found at FAR 61.15, which requires a pilot to report a “motor vehicle action.” FAR 61.15 A motor vehicle action is defined as “a cancellation, suspension […]