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Old 11-14-2017, 03:13 PM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:25 PM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:29 PM
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All you need as a FO is a 2nd class. I stopped getting a 1st class when I quit my last job.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:48 PM
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Will he need the 1st class for the type ride?


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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.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:04 AM
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Thank you for all the responses! That helps a ton!
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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.
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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."
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by teddy3412 View Post
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.

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Ask your recruiter. Better yet, donít bother. Go the extra mile ahead of time and get it in January. Show up ready.
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