obtaining a privot pilots license
i have 2 dui and 2 pending can i get private pilots license.
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Re: obtaining a privot pilots license
In order to obtain a private pilot certificate, you need a third-class medical certificate. With 2 dui's, and possibly more depending upon the outcome of your pending charges, it will be difficult for you to obtain a medical certificate without completing the FAA's substance abuse/dependence protocol which includes in-patient treatment, abstinence for at least 2 years and ongoing monitoring and evaluations. It can be done, but it is time consuming and expensive.
Assuming you have and are able to keep a valid driver's license, and have not previously had an FAA medical certificate denied, you may be eligible to obtain a sport pilot certificate. However, under the circumstances, it is possible, although I don't know how likely it is, that the FAA could take the position that you are unable to operate an aircraft in a safe manner due to what it perceives as a substance abuse/dependence issue. But at this point in time you probably have better chances getting a sport pilot certificate than you do a medical certificate.
Sorry, but I hope this helps.