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Captains over 59 years of age

Old 30th Apr 2019, 15:53
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Captains over 59 years of age

Could I ask how European airlines deal with pilots,more specifically captains who reach the age of 60? Done some air law study and saw that one may not act as PIC on an airline flight over the age of 59. I'm aware they can continue till 65 with another pilot under 60 but was wondering if they lose their Captain status and salary. In other words would they revert to being First Officers again? I'm sure that this can't be the case but as an aged ATPL student I'm looking at making plans and want to be armed with all the information.

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 19:46
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Done some air law study and saw that one may not act as PIC on an airline flight over the age of 59
When did this come in? Can you quote the reference?
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 20:16
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Your information is out of date. Captains can continue as such until they reach the age of 65. They also no longer need to fly with a younger other pilot
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Old 1st May 2019, 06:38
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Thanks for your replies. It appears you are correct and my info is out of date. Sourced from various (obviously unreliable) places! Maybe my googling skills need refreshing.

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Old 2nd May 2019, 00:08
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Originally Posted by Beethoven View Post
Could I ask how European airlines deal with pilots,more specifically captains who reach the age of 60? Done some air law study and saw that one may not act as PIC on an airline flight over the age of 59. I'm aware they can continue till 65 with another pilot under 60 but was wondering if they lose their Captain status and salary. In other words would they revert to being First Officers again? I'm sure that this can't be the case but as an aged ATPL student I'm looking at making plans and want to be armed with all the information.

kund regards,

Beet.
Are you 58 and 1/2?
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Old 2nd May 2019, 12:05
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No but I aspire to be.

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