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medical necessary with atp

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Quit flying in the early 90's.  I have a ATP multi license.  If I just want to fly as a "private" pilot, not 121 or for hire or instructor, does a Third Class medical fill my need or does that ATP rating force me into a First or Second Class?

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  1. John D Collins on Mar 29, 2015

    If all you plan on doing is to exercise the pilot private privileges of your certificate, all that is required is a third class medical. If you held an instructor certificate, a third class medical would be all you would need if you are acting as PIC or as a safety pilot. If you wish to use your commercial privileges, you will need a second class certificate.

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  2. Loral on Mar 30, 2015

    Thank you, John. Know it worked that way when I was flying – just wasn’t sure the rules hadn’t changed since then.

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