If i am perscribed to Adderall and fly?

October 14, 2008

I am a pilot in training, and i have been working on my private pilot's license for a little over a year now (took a little longer than planned due to things coming up). Anyways, i have been Clinically Diagnosed with ADHD and now take Adderall, but i only take it when i want to. I am not required to take it all the time, just when i feel that i need to. I know that it is illegal for me to fly while i am under the influence of the medication and for that reason, i do not take it on days that i go flying. My question is, does the FAA prohibit a person from flying if they are perscribed to a Amphetamine or do they just prohibit flight of an aircraft while under the influence? This is a VERY serious issue for me, so please no joke responses, thank you very much. Arek
so if the airforce has their pilots take Amphetamines on distance trips, and the medicine is clinically proven to enhance my brain processing (the tests showed that i have a high iq and i am very intelligent but my brain processes information slower than 98% of people in my iq bracket) by that i mean that the medication doesnt affect me like it would someone that doesnt have the problems like i do. it only brings me to my norm, it doesnt act like speed would. Would there be a way to go around the FAA regulations or would just telling the doctor testing me for my medical that i do not take the medication be an option for me to get my ceritficate? (I currently have a Class A medical certificate for another 9 months)
many people answering this question, do not understand the issue, i received my medical a year ago…i was diagnosed with adhd a month ago. i was prescribed to adderall 2 weeks ago. i do not take adderall when i fly, i'm not stupid, also i found out today from my instructor that i have to take it to the FAA and talk with my medical examiner and it will then be decided if i am good to fly. it is based on my own personal judgment, ALSO on the judgment of the Medical Examiner. Thanks for the answers tho…they helped me out a bunch.

I just went for a class 2 med certification from FAA. DR said I needed to come off my meds to qualify for liscense. I was on wellbutrin because my insurance would not approve traditional add meds. However, DR told me that FAA does not like any psychtropic meds.

Who is allowed to open an aircraft from the outside?

October 14, 2008

Ok, so a flight attendant was talking and questioned why they were not trained to open a door from the outside. My first thought was, “Why do you need to?” I figured the FAA would have some regulation online but came up blank other than a memo regarding an attendant who closed doors when a plane was on the ground and then opened it and was thrown. Anyone in the flight business have a site I can reference that basically says “It’s a safety regulation because_____.

It’s not an FAA regulation. Each carrier is therefore left to devise its own procedures as to who’s allowed to open the doors from where. The main reason why the airlines are so particular as to who may open and when, is that they’ll want to eliminate inadvertent slide deployments.

Yet ANOTHER FAA Air traffic controller in Boston Center: "9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB". What's up with that?

October 14, 2008

Robin Hordon – Former FAA Air Traffic Controller at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Former Certified Commercial Pilot. Former Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Ground Instructor.

"I knew within hours of the attacks on 9/11/2001 that it was an inside job. Based on my 11-year experience as an FAA Air Traffic Controller in the busy Northeast corridor, including hundreds of hours of training, briefings, air refuelings, low altitude bombing drills, being part of huge military exercises, daily military training exercises, interacting on a routine basis directly with NORAD radar personnel, and based on my own direct experience dealing with in-flight emergency situations, including two instances of hijacked commercial airliners, I state unequivocally; There is absolutely no way that four large commercial airliners could have flown around off course for 30 to 60 minutes on 9/11 without being intercepted and shot completely out of the sky by our jet fighters unless very highly placed people in our government and our military wanted it to happen.

can you even back this quote up with a source? Do you have any idea how many people would have to keep quiet/be silenced for 9-11 to be an inside job. Do you really think that's possible in a world where cowardly british sailors can sell their stories of treason for a profit? wake up.

Is there a more affordable to acquire and maintain GA, Piston powered aircraft than the Cessna 150 Commuter?

October 14, 2008

I do not make much money and what I do make goes to a sizable mortgage and utility bills…but I want to fly!

My local airport provides very affordable tie-downs and is across the street from my abode. Flying for me will be far more expensive than inconvenient. I have fixated on the Cessna 150…perhaps I am overlooking an even less expensive GA aircraft?

The C-150 is one of the cheapest to own. Don't just think about the cost of purchase, cost of continued ownership can be pretty high for any plane. Other potential choices are: Piper Colt, or Pacer, Grumman AA1, Beech B19, Stinson 108, Taylorcraft BC12D, Aeronca Champ, Ercoupe 415. Many of these planes are old, and out of production. That makes them fairly cheap to buy, and a bit more to maintain.

Look at total cost of ownership, not just purchase price. It's a much different animal than car ownership.

What's better for pilot training, A Cessna, or a Piper?

October 14, 2008

Or does it even really matter? I have a choice between two schools, and the Cessna center doesn't seem as well managed, but they're cheaper and I hear Cessna's are trainer friendly. The Piper club seems to be extremely well managed though….thoughts anyone?

I've flown both Pipers and Cessnas and it's just not going to make any difference. What you REALLY want is to get the best instructor you can find. If I were you I would casually ask students from both schools what they thought of the school and, more importantly, the competence of the instructors.

If you save a few bucks on the plane but end up having to fly an extra 20 hours to get your license because your instructor isn't very good you haven't really saved anything. The point is, in flying go with quality!

Oh yeah, I know I'm starting to sound like a borken record but get the Sporty's Private Pilot Video course. I can't recommend that highly enough. Also, buy Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook. He does a good job explaining difficult concepts (much more user friendly than the Jeppesen textbooks – plus it's only $25)!

Good luck!

How Much is a cessna skycather?

October 14, 2008

How much does a cessna skycatcher cost? And how much would it cost a year maintaining it?

The Cessna 162, or Skycatcher, is Cessna’s Light Sport Aircraft. They are still in certification phase, so the only way to buy one right now is to get in line for a new one. I have seen positions selling for $110,000 to $120,000. Deliveries are slated for the last half of 2009… So if you wanted one now, I would guess you’re looking at a 2011 delivery unless you pay extra to buy a position for an earlier one.

Maintenance will likely run a couple thousand a year and insurance a couple thousand more. Hangar fees depend on where you are basing it. Fuel depends on how much you fly it.

Whats it like to live in Tucson Arizona?

October 14, 2008

whats the weather like?
whats the food eaten most often?
what kinds of jobs are there?
how big is it?
is there alot of young people?
is it expensive to live there?
what is there to do for a young person (18 – 25)?
how long would it be to drive to Los Angeles?
does it have an airport?

any extra information?

Is beautiful.
Went there for a Holiday.
Do see the links.

Closest airport to Bizbee Arizona?

October 14, 2008

Im trying to find the closest airport to bizbee arizona, please help? It must be one of these, i cant figure out which one though. thanks!

Grand Canyon Flagstaff Airport (FLG) – Flagstaff, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) – Grand Canyon, AZ
Lake Havasu City (HII) – Lake Havasu City,
AZ
Kingman (IGM) – Kingman, AZ
Page (PGA) – Page, AZ
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) – Phoenix, AZ
Prescott (PRC) – Prescott, AZ
Tucson International Airport (TUS) – Tucson, AZ
Yuma International Airport (YUM) – Yuma, AZ

Tucson, some of the majors go in there, all of the majors go into Phoenix, but if you are just doing a small Cesna-type plane or private jet, I would say Tucson.

Where is the nearest airport to the Grand Canyon, in Arizona?

October 14, 2008


The nearest major airport to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. It is about a 3.5 to 4 hour drive from Phoenix to the park entrance.

As the poster above notes, there are also very small regional airports at Flagstaff (about 1.5 hours away) and at the canyon itself (near the little town of Tusayan). Both do have commerical flights (Scenic airlines runs passenger flights to Vegas and Pheonix out of the GC airport), but these are limited to nearby towns and very expensive.

If you are looking into visiting the South Rim, than you could fly into either Vegas or Phoenix and then take a local commuter flight to Tusayan or Flagstaff, but you would still need to rent a car to get around the canyon. It is much cheaper and easier to just fly into Phoenix, get a rental car and drive up.

Las Vegas is 50 miles further away and takes closer to 5 hours to reach the park (less of the drive is on interestates too, so it is slower going), so if you are planning on going to the South Rim of the National Park, Phoenix is definitely your best bet.

Note that the above refers to the South Rim of the National Park which is the most developed side and the one that most people visit (it is where the old railroad is and most of the big lodges, trails and attractions are). Las Vegas is closer to the less developed North Rim (about 4 hours away from LV), but the North Rim is only open from mid-May to mid-October. When it is open, the North Rim is a cooler and less crowded alternative to the South Rim which can be a zoo in summer. Las Vegas is also closer to the area above Lake Mead called Grand Canyon West where the new glass SkyWalk is located, but that is a money-making tourist venture and is NOT part of the National Park.

Las Vegas promoters like to make it sound like the town is right next to the National Park (they also often confuse people about the difference between Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon West), which is why so many people get the perception that LV is closest to the National Park even when Yahoo Maps and other driving website clearly indicate that it is much further away than Phoenix.