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Eligibility Criteria

Federal Flight Deck Officers

To be eligible to volunteer for and participate in the Federal Flight Deck Officer program you must:

  • Have and maintain a current FAA Airman's certificate.
  • Have and maintain a current Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificates.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be an eligible flight crew member flying for an eligible passenger or cargo air carrier:

For Passenger Flight Crew Members: You must currently be employed by a passenger air carrier or private charter company operated under 49 CFR part 1544 (i.e. passengers are screened by TSA).

For Cargo Flight Crew Members: You must currently be employed by a cargo air carrier operating aircraft with a gross takeoff weight in excess of 100,000 pounds (45,500 kilograms, or 100,309.8 lbs) and serve as a flight crew member for aircrafts of that weight.

Latest revision: 16 December 2012