What if I’m a pilot and get a DWI?
If you hold a FAA pilot’s license, even a non-commercial license, you are required to send a notification letter to the FAA if you have a “Reportable Offense“.
FAA’s Précis of Reporting
Examples of Reportable Administrative Actions (not a comprehensive list)
- Revocation, suspension, or cancellation of driver license for:
- Chemical Test Failure
- Chemical Test Refusal
- Administrative Per se Orders
- 10-day Civil Revocations
- Express Consent Revocation/Suspension
Examples of Reportable Convictions (not a comprehensive list)
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving While Impaired (DWI)
- Driving with an Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level
- Operating While Under the Influence (OWUI)
If you don’t send a notification letter the FAA can suspend you. Click link for notification letter. This letter must be sent to:
Federal Aviation Administration
Security and Investigations Division (AMC-700)
P.O. Box 25810
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Of course if you are a commercial pilot, you probably already understand you will never fly commercially again if you are convicted of a DWI. Not that the FAA won’t allow it, but that the chances of getting hired are extremely low.