The Airman’s responsibilities when an application is deferred due to a alcohol related traffic incident

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If the applicant is deferred, the FAA will require the applicant to:


  • A detailed personal statement regarding his/her past and present patterns of alcohol or drug use
  • A complete copy of his/her current driving record in any state that he/she has held a driver’s license in the last 10 years
  • Copies of any court records and arrest reports related to the event(s) that have not already been provided to the AME. This includes copies of relevant military records if any event(s) occurred while the applicant was a member of the U.S. armed forces. “Relevant military records” means military court records, records of non-judicial punishment, and military substance abuse records


  • A substance abuse evaluation from an addictionologist or addiction psychologist/ psychiatrist familiar with aviation standards.

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