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Do airlines have access to IACRA

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When you are interviewing, do airlines have access IACRA and all checkrides taken and passed/failed? Do they have the entire FAA record on file?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 28, 2017

    The airlines don’t have access to your practical test results in IACRA.

    Further, they don’t care whether you may have failed your Private test or Instrument test or Commercial test or Multi-engine add-on.

    They do ask the FAA for (and receive) a summary of your certificates and ratings and whether you have been involved in any accidents or enforcement actions.

    The also check your driving record.

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  2. Mark Kolber on Sep 28, 2017

    If you are asking about jobs, PRIA – Pilot Records Improvement Act, and other access by potential employers, there’s a pretty decent summary of what information is provided: Information Provided By PRIA, FOIA, and The Privacy Act

    PRIA itself is pretty straight-forward. The most potentially problematic ones are the Privacy Act and FOIA requests. In theory, waiving privacy rights for an employer can get access to information which would not otherwise be disclosed, such as test scores and checkride failures. And I’ve seen things disclosed in response to FOIA requests I don’t think should have been.

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  3. QOL on Sep 28, 2017

    Thank you.

    Based on your answers, I would assume not, but would they be able to tell how many hours it took you to get a specific certificate?

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  4. Mark Kolber on Sep 28, 2017

    Well… it depends on what is being requested. If it’s for the pilot’s complete record under a consented to Privacy Act request, it does include 8710s, which include the hours you listed to show qualification.

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  5. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 28, 2017

    They could absolutely tell how many hours it took. They will almost certainly ask you to bring your logbook with you to an interview. It is then as simple as opening to the first page and flipping until they see the practical test. Shouldn’t be a big deal unless it took you 250 hours to get a Private.

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  6. John D Collins on Sep 29, 2017


    That might even not be a big deal if you got your private on your 17th birthday. 🙂

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  7. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 29, 2017

    John, I know what you are saying. After a few lessons, my dad, brother and I bought a Tri-pacer. Since I didn’t have to compete with anyone for the plane, I flew when I wanted to (as authorized by my instructor). I didn’t worry about getting my private in 40 hours. I just had fun. Took the test in July 1971 with 52 hours.

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