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EngineOut
11-14-2017, 02:13 PM
Hello all. I found out I have been hired and have been confirmed for a mid-Jan class date!

My 1st class medical will expire during class (over 40).

Am I required to maintain the PIC (6 month) medical during class as an FO, or can I let it go until 1 yr --> to 2nd Class?

Thanks in advance. Just want to get my ducks lined up.


barabek
11-14-2017, 02:25 PM
Hello all. I found out I have been hired and have been confirmed for a mid-Jan class date!

My 1st class medical will expire during class (over 40).

Am I required to maintain the PIC (6 month) medical during class as an FO, or can I let it go until 1 yr --> to 2nd Class?

Thanks in advance. Just want to get my ducks lined up.

No need to keep 1st class until you upgrade. You're gonna need 1st class once a year and the company will reimburse.

flyguy81
11-14-2017, 02:29 PM
All you need as a FO is a 2nd class. I stopped getting a 1st class when I quit my last job.


Twinjetav8r
11-14-2017, 03:48 PM
Will he need the 1st class for the type ride?


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CaptYoda
11-15-2017, 03:55 AM
Simulator check-rides do not require a medical. You can get a type rating in the sim without a medical. You just can't exercise the privilege until you have one in hand.

EngineOut
11-15-2017, 04:04 AM
Thank you for all the responses! That helps a ton!

teddy3412
11-15-2017, 07:09 AM
Thank you for all the responses! That helps a ton!

Just know that a 1st class doesn't become a 2nd after a year. It reverts to a 3rd. You'd have to get a 2nd class medical exam and then it'll last a year.

A10mouth
11-15-2017, 09:40 AM
According to the New Hire Guide you need to have a "Valid First or Second Class Medical that does not expire until at least 4 months after your training start date."

EngineOut
11-15-2017, 05:09 PM
Just know that a 1st class doesn't become a 2nd after a year. It reverts to a 3rd. You'd have to get a 2nd class medical exam and then it'll last a year.

Oh. I was thinking after 6 months it reverts to a second (over 40). That was my concern. Feb is 6 months for me. I have not been an FO since turning 40 and I do not know how it works.

Thanks for clarifying :)

Pokeysrider
11-15-2017, 05:34 PM
Ask your recruiter. Better yet, donít bother. Go the extra mile ahead of time and get it in January. Show up ready.
Gumby

at6d
11-15-2017, 06:31 PM
FAR 61.23 shows the requirements.

Over 40 = 6 months for the privileges of a first class (I.e. PIC).

Either way, you will need a medical as an FO every 12 months.

As for the type, call them when in doubt.

PowerShift
11-17-2017, 11:54 AM
Oh. I was thinking after 6 months it reverts to a second (over 40). That was my concern. Feb is 6 months for me. I have not been an FO since turning 40 and I do not know how it works.

Thanks for clarifying :)

If you are over 40, your 1st class reverts to a 2nd class after 6 months. So you are good for 12 months as an FO here at SWA. I will maintain a 2nd class until I upgrade. No need to risk the EKG unless you have to.



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