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Re: Cert Advise

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:02 am

drseti wrote:You can get all your training from a Subpart H CFI even if you go for the Sport. This is just a case of caveat emptor.

Of course you can. And there is no worry that some of it might not count. The issue, as you pointed out, is the other way around, and it's not that obvious to a new student who just wants to learn to fly and get a certificate.
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Re: Cert Advise

Postby New2me » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:16 pm

I was reading a little bit today and reviewed the medical examiner checklist. Back in my early 20's (over 15 yrs ago) I got a dui. Being that this is on the checklist for possible denial makes me a bit concerned. Other than that I don't see a reason to fail the med. Is it possible to get prescreened or talk with an examiner "off the books" so to speak, so I can avoid black listing myself?

How do I go about finding instructors with these specific ratings you guys speak about? I suppose I can call airports to see but was hoping there is a database.
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Re: Cert Advise

Postby 3Dreaming » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:24 pm

New2me wrote:I was reading a little bit today and reviewed the medical examiner checklist. Back in my early 20's (over 15 yrs ago) I got a dui. Being that this is on the checklist for possible denial makes me a bit concerned. Other than that I don't see a reason to fail the med. Is it possible to get prescreened or talk with an examiner "off the books" so to speak, so I can avoid black listing myself?

How do I go about finding instructors with these specific ratings you guys speak about? I suppose I can call airports to see but was hoping there is a database.


You should be able to find a AME who will do a consult. An other option would be to join AOPA and quiz their staff about it. You might even be able to give the FAA a call and ask them. https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificat ... n/rfs/agl/

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Re: Cert Advise

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Any flight school is going to have instructors appropriate to the aircraft they have. You just need to identify the flight schools within a reasonable driving distance of your house. I would not want to drive more than 1 hour to the airport. Go visit a couple and see what they have available and the prices for the aircraft and the instructor. You may find out that most do not have light sport aircraft.

I suspect a single dui over 15 years ago is probably not an issue. Multiple dui's would be.
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Re: Cert Advise

Postby New2me » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:17 pm

I bought a couple books to study back when I went for the intro flight and was wondering if anyone knows how accurate the info is today.

The books are:
- Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)
- 2012 Private Pilot Test Prep (ASA-TP-P-12)
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Re: Cert Advise

Postby drseti » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:42 pm

The former is the basic textbook of most flight training curricula, definitely a classic, and still relevant no matter what edition you have or certificate you seek. The latter had better be current, because both FARs and knowledge/practical test special emphasis areas change over time.
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Re: Cert Advise

Postby New2me » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:11 pm

drseti wrote:The former is the basic textbook of most flight training curricula, definitely a classic, and still relevant no matter what edition you have or certificate you seek. The latter had better be current, because both FARs and knowledge/practical test special emphasis areas change over time.


Good to know. I'll look for a new book
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