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Old Private Pilot

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I got my private pilot licesne back in 2001 and moved from VA to TX. When I got to Houston I stopped flying and never took a plane again. I want to get my 3rd class medical and continue flying. What do I need to do according to the new regs?

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  1. John D Collins on Apr 10, 2015

    Go ahead and get your Class III physical.

    If you don’t have a plastic version of your pilot’s certificate, you will need to replace your paper version. See https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/certificate_replacement/

    You will need to get some flight instruction and a flight review according to 61.56 and to carry passengers you will need to comply with currency requirements in 61.57.

    To rent from an FBO, you will need to comply with their checkout procedures.

    Over all it should be straight forward to get back in the air.

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