FAA Records Request
Between 1987 and 1994, US Air Carrier industry suffered at least 7 fatal commercial airline accidents due to the absence of background checks being conducted on pilots. Reviews later revealed that the Pilots involved had prior safety violations and/or training problems. As a result, Congress passed the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, commonly referred to the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA). PRIA Authorizes the mandatory gathering and sharing of records from the FAA and previous employers, which allows an air carrier to make an informed decision before extending a firm offer of employment to a pilot applicant.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot Records Database (PRD)
Turnaround time for these requests will depend on when consent is granted to view records. Once consent has been granted, turnaround time is 1 business day.
Results obtained from the PRD will include:
No Visible Disposition: The required information has been received from the FAA and attached to the order.
|A search of the Enforcement Information System, which excluded the Student Pilot Certificate, on 04/27/2020 revealed 0 legal enforcement actions resulting in a finding of a violation pertaining to the above airman.|
|Med Class:||First (ATP)|
|Airline Transport Pilot|
|Restricted in accordance with 14 CFR 61.167|
|ATP CIRC. APCH - VMC Only CL-65 CIRC. APCH - VMC Only|
|The CL-65 is subject to pilot in command limitations|
|Please see attached documentation from the Federal Aviation Administration.|
Q: Are we required to use the PRIA 8060-10 form for FAA Records Requests?
A: No. The FAA discontinued acceptance of the 8060-10 form in December 2021. Results for these requests are obtained from the Pilot Records Database.
Q: What is the Pilot Records Database (PRD)?
A: The PRD is a database that automates the current PRIA process. Air carriers, operators holding out to the public, public aircraft operators, air tour operators, fractional ownerships, and corporate flight departments will eventually be required to enter all relevant data on individuals employed as pilots into the PRD; however, the PRD is being rolled out in three stages:
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