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Airmen DUI/DWI


Medical Correspondence

Questions pertaining to correspondence received from the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute or medical eligibility must be addressed to their office at (405) 954-4821, Option 1.

Reporting Requirements

Under 14 CFR 61.15, all pilots must send a Notification Letter (MS Word) to FAA’s Security and Hazardous Materials Safety Office (AXE-700) (formerly Civil Aviation Security Division (AMC-700)) within 60 calendar days of the effective date of an alcohol and/or drug related conviction or administrative action. In 14 CFR 61.15(c), alcohol and/or drug related convictions or administrative actions refer to motor vehicle actions (MVA).

Notification Letters

Note: Each event, conviction, or administrative action, requires a separate Notification Letter. For example, an airman’s driver license may be suspended at the time of arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol for either:

  • Failing a blood/breath test
  • Refusing to test

The airman must send a Notification Letter for the suspension, then send a second Notification Letter if the alcohol and/or drug related offense results in a conviction. Even though the airman sent two notification letters, FAA views the suspension and conviction as one alcohol and/or drug related incident.

Send Notification Letters to:

Federal Aviation Administration
Security and Hazardous Materials Safety Office (AXE-700)
P.O. Box 25810
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Fax to: (405) 954-4989

To speed processing, the letter must contain the following information:

  • Name, Address, Date of Birth, Certificate Number, Telephone Number
  • Type of Violation (conviction and/or administrative action)
  • Date(s) of Action(s)
  • State Holding the Record
  • Driver License Number or State ID Number (if not licensed)
  • Statement whether this relates to a Previously Reported MVA


The DUI/DWI compliance program began in November 1990 by Congressional act. The final rule published in the Federal Register on August 1, 1990, is Federal Aviation Regulation 14 CFR Parts 61 and 67.

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