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Old 04-18-2009, 10:14 AM   #6  
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Originally Posted by dashtrash300 View Post

Also, regarding the expiration date of the written. I understand that if you work for a 121 or 135 carrier, it will not expire. But if you get furloughed, and the clock begins to run down on it and then get hired by another carrier, does it go back to never expiring?
I don't have the regs, but I recall they say something like "an ATP applicant upgrading at a 121 carrier can use an expired ATP written".

There are no qualifiers about gaps in employment or where you were when you took the test. I think you could have taken it before you ever applied for an airline, let it expire, got hired by an airline, and then use it to upgrade. Some airlines require a current ATP written to interview, but that has nothing to do with the FARs.
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