Name not showing on FAA database

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  1. Doms

    Doms Filing Flight Plan

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    I am trying to get back into flying but I could not see my name on the database. I was short of getting my PPL way back in 1992. I already took the written exam and all I needed was a few more hours before I could take my checkride. Is it possible that because of my PPL process was incomplete, the reason why my name is not on the database?
     
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    Bellanca_Pilot Pre-Flight

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    Why would you be in the database if you didn’t get the license?


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  3. Ryanb

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    Student pilots are listed in the database, but in this case, the OP’s has expired.

    I dunno if it would disappear from the database because of that, however.
     
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    Bellanca_Pilot Pre-Flight

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    They are because of their medical.


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    Your student certificate and medical expired and you never included in the online data.
     
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    Even if your name was in the system, it would show as expired, so it does not change the outcome.

    Most likely the FAA did not include long-expired data when they moved to a digital system.
     
  7. Doms

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    Got it! Thank you all for your answers.
     
  8. pdonahue

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    Either the expired student pilot certificate as they said above or you opted out of being in the database. Any pilot that doesn't want his/her information listed in the public database can ask the FAA not to publish it.