Will a DUI, simple drug possesion and underage drinking charge keep me from getting my Private Pilots Licence?

I have quite a bit of arrest for underage drinking,a simple marajuana possesion charge,and a DUI..But I dont drink or smoke marajuana anymore….Will these charges prevent me from getting a Medical Certificate needed to complete my flight training….Please pilots and instructors only!

It all depends on what the FAA has to say. But, expect to be held up for a minimum of 90 days for not reporting your DUI’s to the FAA within 7 days of them happening. If you have an extremely rocky past (which it appears you may do) then a Private Licence may be out of your reach unfortunately. But, with new legislation on the books about only needing a drivers licence as a third class medical, you may have a glint of hope. Terribly sorry to rain on your parade, but I believe you deserve the truth. Definitely try to get your third class medical first though, even if you have to wait a couple of years for the FAA suspension to end it may be worth it.

But, with your background you will NEVER get a commercial pilots license. And even if you did, nobody would hire you.

Lastly, and FWO (Flying While Intoxicated) will guarantee your license will be permanently revoked and you will go to prison. The FAA does not not take lightly to such things.

3 Responses to “Will a DUI, simple drug possesion and underage drinking charge keep me from getting my Private Pilots Licence?”

  • bluebellbkk says:

    I do hope so.
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  • Geko771 says:

    It all depends on what the FAA has to say. But, expect to be held up for a minimum of 90 days for not reporting your DUI’s to the FAA within 7 days of them happening. If you have an extremely rocky past (which it appears you may do) then a Private Licence may be out of your reach unfortunately. But, with new legislation on the books about only needing a drivers licence as a third class medical, you may have a glint of hope. Terribly sorry to rain on your parade, but I believe you deserve the truth. Definitely try to get your third class medical first though, even if you have to wait a couple of years for the FAA suspension to end it may be worth it.

    But, with your background you will NEVER get a commercial pilots license. And even if you did, nobody would hire you.

    Lastly, and FWO (Flying While Intoxicated) will guarantee your license will be permanently revoked and you will go to prison. The FAA does not not take lightly to such things.
    References :
    Flight Student with Commercial License nearing Flight Instructor Certification.

  • Raj says:

    Yes
    It will prevent or at least effect your chances.
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