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Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA)

Due to the Corona Virus, the Aviation Data Systems Branch is currently unable to process any PRIA or PA requests submitted via the US Mail or FAX. We are still processing requests submitted via email and the Pilot Records Database (PRD) can still be used to access FAA records. Until further notice, please scan all signed forms and email them to the Aviation Data Systems Branch OR use the PRD to access the FAA records under PRIA. You may email any records requests or questions to This policy is effective as of March 23, 2020 and will be updated when conditions change.

PRIA requires that a hiring air carrier under 14 CFR parts 121 and 135, or a hiring air operator under 14 CFR part 125, request, receive, and evaluate certain information concerning a pilot/applicant’s training, experience, qualification, and safety background, before allowing that individual to begin service as a pilot with their company.

Privacy Act (PA) Request for AIE Information

PA requests may be submitted by companies, agencies, third parties, foreign requestors, or individuals for verification of an airman’s record of accident/incident or enforcement (AIE) history.

Instructions to initiate a Privacy Act verification letter request (MS Word)

Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Information

FOIA requests may be submitted for a wider range of subjects taken from the Accident/Incident/Enforcement data systems, the Service Difficulty Reporting system, or the PTRS tracking system.

Please be specific concerning the information you need.

Contact Information

For further information concerning your PRIA, PA, or FOIA requests, please call the Reporting Group at AFS-620 at (405) 954-4173. A voicemail menu will direct your call.

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