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revocated private license

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My private pilots license was revoked because I failed to report truthfully about owi conviction when renewing my medical, I was asked to surrender my certificate but did not have one in my possession as it was misplaced. I wrote a letter explaining that the card had been lost. What are the chances of reinstatement? I did not intentionally lie on my medical evaluation, I was just overly excited and rushed through the paper work, but unfortunately for me, the FAA does not see it as an oversight on my part. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Jim F. on Apr 03, 2013

    I’d highly suggest consulting with an aviation attorney. Another highly knowledgeable individual on this would be AME Bruce Chien: http://home.comcast.net/~bbchien/site/

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  2. Mark Kolber on Apr 04, 2013

    Agree with Jim. You want to speak with an aviation attorney about this.

    If your certificate is undergoing the process of revocation and has not already been revoked, an attorney might be able to help.

    If your certificate has already been revoked, you still want to speak with an aviation attorney about it. Usually you have to wait at least a year before re-applying.

    Note, that in cases of revocation, we’re generally not talking about reinstatement, but reapplication. IOW, you need to re-take all of the knowledge and practical tests for each certificate and rating you want to have. So, if the revoked certificate were a private certificate with ASEL and instrument ratings, and you want to have all those privileges, you’d need to take the private and instrument knowledge and practical tests.

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