Does Class 1 lapse and automatically revert to Class 2?

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Does Class 1 lapse and automatically revert to Class 2?

Unread post by Float_flyer » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:46 pm

I have been advised that a Class 1 which expires automatically becomes a class 2 and is valid for 5 years

Is this correct?

I’m over 40 and finishing off CPL theory exams and have been advised that I don’t require a Class 1 medical for theory exams however do for the initial CPL IFR flight exam with DFE

If it’s correct do I have to get a new issued class 2 medical certificate from DME or is the expired class 1 valid?

I have a few x-country PIC hours to fly I.e. the 300NM solo PIC
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Re: Does Class 1 lapse and automatically revert to Class 2?

Unread post by cage » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:03 pm

Float_flyer wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:46 pm
I have been advised that a Class 1 which expires automatically becomes a class 2 and is valid for 5 years

Is this correct?

I’m over 40 and finishing off CPL theory exams and have been advised that I don’t require a Class 1 medical for theory exams however do for the initial CPL IFR flight exam with DFE

If it’s correct do I have to get a new issued class 2 medical certificate from DME or is the expired class 1 valid?

I have a few x-country PIC hours to fly I.e. the 300NM solo PIC
Your class 1 should state the validity as a class 2 on the certificate. If it does you are good to go.
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Re: Does Class 1 lapse and automatically revert to Class 2?

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:18 pm

You are partially correct there, your Class 1 downgraded or lapsed to a class 2 will only be valid for 2 years when the holder is over the age of 40.
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