There is someone on the web who claims to be a pilot and to have worked in the past as a commercial pilot flying “heavy aircraft”. He implied, but did not state directly he had done so recently. The problem is that he is NOT listed in the FAA database. He was born in Asia and claims to have gone to university in Britain. He indicated he became a pilot after earning his degree and that he moved to the US (from the UK} in 1972, it is not clear if he claims to have become a pilot in the US or UK. So my questions are
• If he moved to the US in 1972 with a UK license could he have worked as a pilot without getting a US certificate or other document that would appear in the database?
• If so would there have been some sort of time limit (i.e. 6 months, 2 years etc}?
• Is it possible he did get a US certificate back then but for some reason doesn’t show up? Anything is possible of course, but have any of you heard about old licensees not showing up?
This guy has made some controversial claims but I don’t want that to influence anyone’s answers.