Medical for commercial sightseeing flights
Answered By AOPA
I’m a commercial pilot and have an opportunity to do some sightseeing flights for a local operator. I’m under 40 and got a first class medical 16 months ago. Do I still have 2nd class medical privileges or do I need to get a new 1st or 2nd class medical?
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AOPA Staff Answer
You currently have third class medical privileges and would be required to get a new 1st or 2nd before exercising your commercial privileges. FAR 61.23 is the reference for all your medical duration questions.
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Basically, regardless of age or original medical certificate level, Second Class privileges expire 12 calendar months after the exam date.