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61.23 Medical Requirement.

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I have been reviewing medical certificate requirements, and would like to ask questions on them.

Can a flight instructor still give instructions to students without current medical, provided he does not act as PIC of airplane?


Secondly, is student pilot seeking private, instrument, commercial, CFI certificate required to have medical ?


Third, is pilot other than student pilot required to have current medical for receiving instructions if he is not exercising the respective prievilieges of license ?



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  1. Mark Kolber on Mar 12, 2016

    All three questions are specifically answered in the reg you are reviewing. Just as an example, here is the answer to your first one:

    61.23(b) Operations not requiring a medical certificate. A person is not required to hold a medical certificate–
    (5) When exercising the privileges of a flight instructor certificate if the person is not acting as pilot in command or serving as a required pilot flight crewmember;

    The student-related ones might require some thought beyond the words of the reg. So, in your student-related questions, keep in mind that “receiving instruction” is not a pilot privilege.

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