drseti wrote:Windknot wrote:Does the proposal suggest that a former Class III medical holder, can fly their 4 place, >180hp etc airplane under revised "REC" pilot standards?
Sort of. If you are already a licensed pilot, Private or above, and the proposal is adopted by the FAA, then you will be allowed to let your medical certificate lapse, and fly under the Rec pilot rules. This does nothing to help the Private Pilot wannabe, who would still need to be able to pass a 3rd class medical exam in order to get licensed -- and then could let the medical lapse. As the proposal is written, if you're a Sport Pilot wanting to upgrade to Private, you'll still need a medical (which you can then let lapse after you get licensed).I guess I'm a little confused.
Don't feel bad, Knot; we all are.I'm 5'8" tall and weigh 250# and wear a size 50/52 sport coat. I've been that size for half of my 45 years. God built me short and extra wide. Suggestions that I "just lose weight" dont really work for me.
Certainly sounds to me as though you were designed for Cessnas and Cherokees! LSA isn't right for everyone, and nobody should imply otherwise.
Let's hope, for your sake, that the proposal goes through (and that you can pass that initial medical exam, and get licensed).There are almost NO LSA for rent in Michigan period.
That problem is not unique to Michigan.Jeeze....I think I'll just take up golf!!!
Now, don't give up so easily. Golf is a poor substitute for flying.
The problem is simply the training and checkout. I can fit in a $15,000 taylorcraft or chief by myself - which 95% or greater of my flying would be (Fair Wife has no interest in anything smaller than a 737) - but getting over that hump of the dual hours and then checkride are my issues.