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Robert Dingley
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#1 Posted: 2/20/2011 13:45:04

I am passing on a question from a prospective Sport Pilot that I crossed trails with. She said that she had a DUI conviction five or six years ago. She showed me her current unrestricted drivers license. DMV is fine with her driving.  I was about to tell her to declare it on her application for Med certification. Then I woke up and remembered that applications are N/A for SPs. I looked at FAR 67.7 and it seems to say that it is only declared on application.

 Question: Do Sport Pilots ever disclose a DUI to the FAA? And how? How about insurance?

I'll pass on all opinions.

Bob



Jerry Rosie
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#2 Posted: 2/21/2011 09:29:09

Quote - A conviction for the violation of any law relating to drugs and alcohol is grounds for: (1) Denial of an application for any certificate, rating, or authrorization issued under Part 61 for a period of up to 1 year after the date of final conviction: or (2) Suspension or revocation of any certificate, rating, or authorization issued under part 61.  Pilots shall privide written report of each alcohol- or drug-related motor vehicle action to the FAA, Civil Aviation Security Division (AMC-700) not later than 60 days after the motor vehicle action.- Unquote.

Makes no special provisions for Sport Pilots.....FAR Part61.15 gives the full story.

 

 



Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N
Robert Dingley
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#3 Posted: 2/23/2011 16:34:30

Thanks for the info Jerry.

After more digging, I conclude that FAR 91.17 does not apply. This individual did not have an airman's certificate six years ago. She does not yet have one at this time. Any one year suspension would not apply. Or would it?

FAR 61.15 requires a certificate holder to notify FAA within 60 days. She was not a certificate holder six years ago.  Not guilty. A one year denial for a new application may or may not apply. I don't know. Six years have elapsed.

Although there would be no application for a third class medical certificate/student pilot certificate, there still will be some sort of application process prior to solo. I am not familiar with the form for this. I guess this is where that disclosure might be made. What action would the FAA then take? Would her unrestricted driver's license be a factor?

I thought SP was simple.

Bob



Jerry Rosie
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#4 Posted: 2/24/2011 06:26:52

Getting a student pilot certificate for a sport pilot is simple.  Go to your local FSDO (you need an appointment these days due to security considerations) fill out the form, show them your driver's license and they will issue it on the spot.  I would think that a six year old DUI is a non-issue, since a 'fresh' DUI only gets you a one year suspension.

 



Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N
Jerry Rosie
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#5 Posted: 3/1/2011 12:22:11

Just found this article which may have bearing on your question:

Update on DUI Reporting Requirements

As part of its regular outreach to the aviation community, FAA’s Security and Investigations Division is providing clarifications to a regulation on reporting requirements related to alcohol- and drug-related motor vehicle actions (MVA). The division offers the following information to provide a greater understanding of the reporting requirements as defined by Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 61.15:

An airman has two separate reporting requirements involving alcohol-related MVAs: one report made in accordance with 14 CFR section 61.15(e), and another made to the pilot’s Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) via Application for Airman Medical (FAA Form 8500-8).

What is reportable under 14 CFR 61.15(e)? Alcohol-related motor vehicle actions, such as suspensions, revocations (administrative actions), and convictions for offenses, such as driving while under the influence, driving while impaired, and operating under the influence. Please note suspensions/revocations and convictions are both reportable under this regulation even though they may be related to the same incident. These reports must be sent to the FAA’s Civil Aviation Security Division, P.O. Box 25810, Oklahoma City, OK 73125, within 60 days of an alcohol-related MVA.

What is reportable on your application for Airman Medical, specifically question 18v? (1) Any arrest and conviction involving driving while intoxicated/under the influence/while impaired, etc; (2) any conviction or administrative action which resulted in the denial, suspension, cancellation, or revocation of your driving privilege (Note: this is not limited to alcohol-related events); and (3) any attendance at an educational or rehabilitation program. Please remember to openly discuss details related to these events, along with any other information asked on the form, with your AME.

To address other concerns, please refer to www. faa.gov/go/duidwi or call (405) 954-4848

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N