FAA Medical & Age 40
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Joined 04/25/2020 - 1 Posts
Answered By AOPA
I understand that the valid period of a medical is based on the date it was issued. For instance, I obtained a first class on 10/2019 at age 39. I turned 40 4/2020.  Even though I am age 40 now, my medical from 2019 is still valid until 10/2020 for 1st class use, correct?
My question is EASA related. What is there interpretation of the rule? Incase of a SAFA check?
 
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Joined 01/30/2020 - 9 Posts
AOPA Staff Answer
Christopher,

Dr. Chien provided the perfect link. If you received your first class medical when you were 39 years old then that first class is still valid for a year, even though you turned 40. Next time you go for a first class it will change to being valid for six months because of your age at examination.
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Joined 06/11/2017 - 789 Posts
Christopher Sodano:

My question is EASA related. What is there interpretation of the rule? Incase of a SAFA check?

If you're flying an N-reg airplane on FAA pilot and medical certificates, I don't think EASA matters.