Is there a minimum/maximum age limit for pilots?

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An individual must be 16 years old to solo an aircraft, 17 years old to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate, 18 years old to obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate and 23 years old to obtain an Airline Transport Certificate.  FAR Part 121 (major airline regulations) require all pilots to retire at the age of 65.

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