Hastings Law Journal


The Federal Aviation Administration's Age 60 Rule compels passenger airline pilots to retire at the age of sixty regardless of health or ability to continue flying. This Comment explores various aspects of the application of the Rule to pilots who fly commercial aircraft. The Comment first reviews the history of the Rule. The Comment then examines legal challenges to the Rule and legislative attempts to modify it. Finally, the Comment concludes that the Rule should be revoked in light of advances in medical and aeronautical technology.

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