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)
The FAA is required by law to return all requested records
within 30 calendar days after receiving the request. Manual requests may take 20 days;
however, successful queries of the PRD can produce results in 24 hours.
The FAA will return the Airman/Applicant’s Pilot Profile Letter, which will include the following information from the previous 5 years:
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: When submitting the request to the FAA manually via email or fax, a special form is required to request the Pilot Profile Letter and to document the Pilot Candidate's consent for the release of these records. While you are not required to use these specific PRIA 8060 forms, they have been designed in accordance with the appropriate PRIA statutes and other requirements, and are strongly recommended to ensure that all requirements are met and that a consistent request process is maintained.
Requests for the Pilot Profile Letter may also be made through the Pilot Records Database (PRD) when the Air Carrier and Pilot are registered and the Pilot has provided consent to the Air Carrier for the release of records. In these cases, if consent is provided in the PRD, no forms are required.
Q: Does the FAA accept a Pilot's electronic signature on the 8060-10 form?
A: No. The FAA Aviation Data Systems Branch does not currently accept a Pilot Candidate's electronic signature on the FAA 8060-10 form.
Q: What kind of information is available on 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:
We are currently in Phase 2, meaning that Air Carriers are encouraged to query the PRD for FAA Records and may use a proxy, such as Info Cubic, to access the database on their behalf.
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