FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1370 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.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8071 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1338 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?
Loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1324 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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Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1258 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