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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  To become certified (licensed) as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), an individual must have a Commercial Pilot certificate or equivalent with an instrument rating for airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift (glider). Air flight training and ground school as well as flight experience are requirements. They also must pass a strict physical examination and have 20/20 vision with or without glasses, good hearing, and no physical handicaps that could impair performance. They must pass a written test and a demonstration of flying ability. This license is valid until it is surrendered, suspended or revoked; but the pilot must have a current medical certificate. Detailed information can be found on the web sites:
http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/acs/61-65d.pdf and http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_14/14cfr61_00.html, parts 61.151-61.167.

License Agency:
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington DC 20591
202-287-3484
http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/airmen_FAQ/

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Note: Information on licensed occupations is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from USDOL. States are required to submit updated license information once every two years.