Aircraft Pilot

Licensing Authority

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration

Anchorage FSDO
300 W. 36th Avenue Ste 101
Anchorage, AK 99503

Fairbanks FSDO
4419 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Juneau FSDO
3032 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite 106
Juneau, AK 99801


Designated written and practical test examiners fees vary according to the certificate or certificates remain valid upon passing the required physical exams.

Pilot Certificates remain valid only when accompanied by a current medical certificate in the class required for the pilot certificate held.


Licensing requirements for each type of certificate are outlined in detail in Title 14, Part 61 of the US Code of Federal Regulations and can be found at:

Air Carrier pilots must possess either a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate depending on the aircraft flown and airline service provided. Additionally, an Aircraft Type Rating may be required depending on the size and/or complexity of the aircraft to be flown.

Flight Engineers must possess a flight engineer's certificate with a type for each aircraft flown.

Flight Instructors must possess a minimum of a Commercial Pilot Certificate and hold an Instrument Rating for instructing instruments.

Additional ratings are required for rotorcraft, seaplanes and instrument flying. Age and flight time requirements vary with the certificate being sought.

Last updated April 2015.