No. People of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities have learned to fly. It's fun, and from the beginning of your training, you get to do most of the actual flying with Columbia Flight Schools! Flying isn't hard to learn, but you must persevere and stick with it until you meet all the requirements. Also, take into consideration the costs of becoming a pilot - you have to pay for your physical exam and your lessons.
Yes. A well-built and well-maintained aircraft flown by a competent pilot is as safe, or safer, than many other forms of transportation, including automobiles!
When you want to fly solo in South Carolina. You don't need a student pilot's certificate to take flying lessons.
Upon your request, an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner in South Carolina will issue you a combined medical certificate and student pilot certificate after you complete your physical examination. Student pilot certificates may be issued by an FAA inspector or an FAA-designated pilot examiner. Applicants who fail to meet certain requirements or who have physical disabilities which might limit, but not prevent, their acting as pilots, should contact the nearest FAA office.
By passing a physical examination administered by a doctor who is an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner.
From any FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner. There are approximately 6,000 of them in the U.S.
Third-class, although any class will suffice. Medical certificates are designated as first-class, second-class, or third-class. Generally, first-class is designed for the airline transport pilot; second-class for the commercial pilot; and third-class for the student, recreational and private pilot.
Yes. Medical certificates can be issued in many cases where physical disabilities are involved. Depending on the nature of the disability, you may have some operating limitations with Columbia Flight Schools. If you have any questions, contact an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner before beginning flight training.