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FAA No record of license

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I obtained a PPL in 1965 and subsequently logged over 2000 hours. I have not flown since 1980 Recently I thought I would like to become current again. I search the FAA records for my license and none was found. I wrote the FAA and they said they have no record of my paper license.  During several physcial moves I have lost all of my log books, except my student log book which was kept seprate.

Do I have to start all over as a student pilot? If so will I at least get credit for my hours in my old student log book?


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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Oct 26, 2011

    If you cannot substantiate the fact that you possess a private pilot certificate, you would need to take the knowledge test, obtain training and pass the practical test.  Any flight time that you can document is certainly usable.  You will liklely be a bit rusty not having flown since 1980 and can use some flight training, as well as ground training on the many changes that have taken place concerning things like airspace and navigation (GPS).
    I understand that you wrote to the FAA.  I would suggest two things.  Call airman records in OKC, 866-878-2498 and speak to someone.  Supplying them with additional info like birth date, SSN may help them locate your records.
    Also, if you have no success there, try calling CAMI at 405-954-4821.  Having flown for 15 years, you should have had several medical certificates issued.  CAMI should have copies of your medical applications.  On the application, you would have listed your pilot certificate number.  This number can be used to locate your file at airman records.  Also, having documented flight time on the medical application, you may be able to use that record to recreate a history of your flight time.

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