Flight Training For Handicap

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by easik, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. easik

    easik Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm aware of training for someone with physical disabilities but I don't know the specifics. Can anyone who has some knowledge or experience put me in the right direction. I'm asking for a friend who uses a wheelchair and would like to become a pilot. Thanks.
     
  2. James331

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    Can they get a medical?

    The FAA considers perfectly healthy people who took a few ADD pills as little kids during the whole add craze as unairworthy, not sure how much hope that leaves for someone in a wheelchair.

    Nothing stopping them from doing anything pre solo though
     
  3. bobmrg

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    During my career as an active instructor I had five paraplegic students....one went on to get his commercial certificate and instrument rating. All used a hand control designed for use in Piper PA-28s. I know that paraplegics have flown Cessnas but have no details on how their hand controls work. Contact the Wheelchair Pilots Association.

    Bob Gardner
     
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    A member the soaring club I fly with flies one of our ASK-21s with hand controls. Something to consider.
     
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