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Sport Pilot Medical Certification Questions and Answers
- How common are denials for third-class airman medical certificates?
- If I suspect I have a significant medical condition, but have never had an FAA medical certificate denied, suspended, or revoked, can I exercise sport pilot privileges using my current and valid driver's license, if otherwise qualified?
- If I will only be exercising sport pilot privileges, do I need to renew an FAA medical certificate I now possess when it expires?
- Is a Special Issuance considered denial of an application for an airman medical certificate?
- Must I continue to renew my medical certificate if I am subsequently issued a certificate after my last certificate was denied, suspended, or revoked, or may I use my current and valid U.S. driver's license as evidence of medical qualification?
- Provided I otherwise qualify and have never sought FAA medical certification, am I authorized to exercise sport pilot privileges on the basis of a current and valid driver's license if I have a chronic medical condition such as diabetes?
- What is the earliest I may use a current and valid driver's license for sport pilot medical certification?
- Why can't an airman with a current and valid driver's license medically self-certify to exercise sport pilot privileges if their most recent Special Issuance was withdrawn or last FAA medical certificate was denied, suspended, or revoked?
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