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1st Class Medical

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Ok, I have been researching and have not found an exact answer for this. If a pilot has a 1st class medical, under 40 and is participating in operations requiring a 2nd class, the 1st class is good for 12 months and then reverts to a 2nd class for an additional 12 months correct?

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  1. Timothy Broadwater on Sep 24, 2012

    The chart in 61.23 (d) clarifies that it is valid until the “12th month after the month of the date of examination shown on the medical certificate.” Just remember all the dates are from date of issue.

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  2. Dave M on Sep 24, 2012

    Your 1st class medical, if you are under 40, maintains 1st class privileges for 12 calendar months from date of issue. It also maintains 2nd class privileges for 12 calendar month from date of issue. Therefore, after 12 months, you can only excercise the privileges of a 3rd class medical, for an aditional 48 calendar months. The privileges run concurently.

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