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I Want To Get A PPL  
User currently offlineHS-LTA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 1999, 231 posts, RR: 1
Posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Hi!Dear all:

I want to learn to fly and get a PPL. But the problem is I have shortsight on my eyes. Does anyone know the max limit of that problem on learn for PPL?
Also, if I learn in USA, does anyone know the cost of the course?



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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

All you have to do is have vision that is correctable to 20/20, if you have that you can get a Third Class Medical Certificate.

The minimum time requirements on the PPL are 40 hours.. and that averages around $4000. However, the FAA doesn't like it if you apply for the license with only 40 hours. The national norm is 60-70 hours.

I'm currently pursuing mine and if you read my post entitled "Private Pilot License Finally" you'll see that I'm taking the test on Saturday. So, I'm as deeply involved in it as anyone here. I can answer any question you have regarding it, that you have.

- Neil Harrison

User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 970 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Without regarding all the extra stuff (scanner, books, headset, etc...) I paid about $3,250 for my license alone, and that includes the $150 I paid for the check-ride. In addition I paid about $500 for books and headset (which is on the high-side; you can get away with much less than that). So expect about $3,500 to $4,000 for the license (this, of course, depends on the amount of hours it will take you to learn to fly.


User currently offlineAlphastrike From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (16 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Why don't you just get glasses? It would be cheaper to train in Canada b/c of the dollar difference.

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