PPL Written retake after a successful test expired (back in 2007)

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PPL Written retake after a successful test expired (back in 2007)

Posted by Lance Scott on May 14, 2018 2:17 pm

Hello fellow pilots,

I'm what you call a "rusty pilot." I've been in and out of aviation over the last 38 years. From tagging along with my dad (an A and P and SEL), and working in my youth at several FBO's, to multiple starts and stops on my PPL journey. This summer is one of those starts. Back in 2005 I restarted and completed everythign needed for the PPL practical exam, which I schedule then had to cancel never finishing up. Fast forward to 2018 and I'm being told by a CFI at a prospective flying club that I have to produce that 13 year old succefull test computer print out in oorder to retake and complete the written portion of my examination process. I did not have this step back in 2005 when 13 years after my first writeen expired. I am a little surpsised to hear this requirement from a CFI this time around. Looking at the FAA website there is vague guidance (https://www.faa.gov/pilots/become/knowledge/ paragraphs 3, 5, and 6) Ironically look up the FAR yeilded an answer the same as in 1990, and 2005. SO the FAR has not changed but the guidance has? I'm confused as to what I will need in addidtion to the Ground School completion endorsement?  

>Cheers,
>Lance 
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Re: PPL Written retake after a successful test expired (back in 2007)

Posted by Ronald Levy on May 14, 2018 6:09 pm

The CFI is correct.  If you no longer have the old test report, you must obtain an expired test letter from AFS-760.

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/contact_airmen_certification/
https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/media/testing_matrix.pdf