There is no minimum or maximum age required for an FAA medical. The minimum age for a student pilot certificate is 16, therefore, anyone under the age of 16 can only obtain a medical certificate.
The oldest active pilot with a current medical certificate was Ralph Charles who was born November 6, 1899 and passed away February 2nd, 2002 at the age of 103.
RALPH CHARLES – OLDEST ACTIVE PILOT
Ralph Charles was born on November 6, 1899 and celebrated his 103rd Birthday in 2002.
|When Mr. Charles was asked about his status as the oldest active pilot he replied: “I’ve been celebrated as the oldest active pilot in the U.S. and in Europe, so unless someone else is hiding out elsewhere, I’m it.”|
“There never was a medical basis for making retirement mandatory at age 60,” says Hale, a commercial pilot. “That’s why it changed.” David Hale, Pilot Medical Solutions, Inc., AARP Bulletin