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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Hey,

my dream is still flying of some sort. Not for cash, it's for passion!

ATPL is way out of my reach, due to eye misfunctions...cr@p...

In Germany, flight instructors need to, as I learned, meet the same health class as ATPL.
Flying just for for fun, as PPL, is a far lower class in Germany.

Is it different in US? Is flight instructor just a matter of technical and flying qualification or does it require certain health ratings too?

Really appreciate any help! My eyes would meet approx. 4.5Dioptrien (German measure...), which is not too good at all...*smile* my car driving is awesome though...:-P

Oh, BTW, add: how to become one of the suggested professionals...THX PRETTY AWESOME MUCH




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User currently offlineIflyORL From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

In the US I think that a flight instructor requires a 2nd class medical correct me if I'm wrong.

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

I'm assuming you're referring more to eyesight in your question. In the U.S., the requirements for eyesight are "correctable to 20/20." My eyesight, for example, is pretty bad, but I wear contacts--which is ok. With them, my vision is better than 20/20.

Instructors must be commercially licensed here, and need to hold a 2nd class medical. Eyesight requirements are the same--correctable to 20/20. Not sure what more they ask for, maybe a commercial pilot here can answer that.


Cheers

[Edited 2003-11-10 02:40:22]

User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

So, if , let's call it, a 100% percent correction is possible, I'm on my way?
(just essence of shortcuts...)
Great to hear from You guys!



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User currently offlineCaptcjmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Flight instructors in the US only require a 3rd Class Medical certificate

User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

3rd class???

Question to internationally experienced guys:
is American 3rd identical to German 3rd???

If Yes and if it works out...first answer gets a bottle of champagne...leave a message after the beep...



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Air Traffic controllers require a 2nd class, yet flight instructors only require a 3rd? I hold a 3rd class medical as a student pilot, but I thought in order to get your CFI you had to have a 2nd. Or is that CFII?


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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Captcjmac: Instructors in the U.S. must be commercial pilots, and commercial pilots in the U.S. require a 2nd Class medical.


FSP


User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Actually, FSPilot747, as a CFI myself, I can tell you that you only need a third class medical to be a flight instructor. You can get all your ratings with a third class medical, but to exercise the priveleges (sp?) of a commercial license, you must hold at least a current second class medical, and as an ATP, a first. You are correct in saying that in order to be a flight instructor you must first attain your commercial license, but only when using that license in anything but flight instructing do you need more than a third. Actually, a flight instructor need not even hold a medical certificate if he/she is giving instruction to someone who is rated and current in the airplane that is being flown. There is also no difference to that fact for CFII or MEI pilots. They all require a minimum of a third class medical.


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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

This is starting to distract me...

When being an instructor for PPL: what required?
When being an instructor for ATPL: what required?
When instructing anyone: what required?

Oh, THANX a lot for helping so far!!



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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Sorry to confuse you Nudelhirsch....

Basically, you need a third class medical to instruct for anything, there is no instructor rating that requires you to have more than that.



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

in UK, '20/20' is '6/6' due to differnt units of measuring distance-that caused me confusion when i was seeing if my eyes were good enough. Not sure about Germany though, but im trying to give you help anyway

User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Ok, so if I got the licence, a 3rd med, I'm off for instructing - does that include ATPL instructing? how far may I go?

BTW...any experienced instructors are welcome to post... Smile

Guys, so far, great help! THX



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