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How do I get current?

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I earned my private pilots license back in 1977. I have not flown since my 21st birthday, which was 31 years ago. I lost my log book. I will soon be acquiring my fatehrs Cessna 150 and I wish to get current. What do I need to do in order to get current?

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  1. Ron Klutts on Jul 08, 2012

    You will need to get your third class medical and flight review from a CFI. It may take more than one flight but that’s it in a nutshell.
    As for the lost logbook I too went thru that and if possible contact the CFI that gave your training and or the flight school to see if they kept any records to recoup the time.
    Otherwise you need to estimate the number of hours in all the categories. You can get a copy of your medical file from FAA CAMI in Oklahoma City as you put down your hours flown for each medical. It may not be the most current count but it’s better than nothing.

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  2. Bob Watson on Jul 11, 2012

    In addition to what Ron said, above, if you haven’t flown in 31 years, then you might think about going to a private-pilot ground school for a quick refresher before you sign up for some dual instruction. A lot has changed during that time.
    You can probably find one available at a nearby FBO or online for $99 and a weekend or two, but that would be a good (and quick) way to get a refresher on all the current regs. You can then take any questions you have after that course to your CFI when you go for your BFR.
    Enjoy your new (to you) plane!

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