AOPA Pilot Magazine - August 2021 - 106

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LEGALLY SPEAKING /
Check your
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FAA issues final rule on pilot
records database
P I L OT S WHO F LY for commercial air carriers
will be familiar with the Pilot Records
Improvement Act (PRIA) and its procedures
for the retention and forwarding of records to
new employers, but some professional pilots
may only recently be learning about the FAA's
new Pilot Records Database (PRD). The PRD
will eventually replace PRIA, and per the
PRD final rule, it is being phased in over the
The requirement to upload
some types of records varies by
operator type.
next three years. In addition to air carriers,
it imposes records retention and reporting
requirements on smaller operators including
some corporate flight departments, and
on operators holding a letter of authorization
(LOA) for FAR 91.147 commercial air tours.
The PRD will track many record types
including, among other things, FAA pilot certification
information, verification of motor
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vehicle driving record, and employer records
on training, qualification, and proficiency.
However, the requirement to upload some
types of records to the PRD varies by operator
type, with air carriers facing the largest
ongoing burden. Along with public aircraft
operators, smaller operators such as corporate
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not be required to upload most types of records
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Three exceptions, which must be
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operator request, are air tour operators' drug
and alcohol records subject to FAR Part 120,
separation from employment records when a
pilot is terminated for pilot performance or
professional disqualification, and disciplinary
records when a pilot is suspended from flying.
Pilots can and should access their own PRD
records free of charge to see if any errors are
present and dispute any inaccurate information
as necessary. Chad Mayer is an in-house
attorney with AOPA's Legal Services Plan.
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14, 2021, at the headquarters
of AOPA, 421 Aviation Way,
Frederick, Maryland, 21701,
located on the Frederick
Municipal Airport (FDK), for
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