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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding OSM Aviation Academy and our FAA Integrated program. As the FAQ is based on the questions asked it will constantly be updated as new questions arise. In the menu to the left, you find the questions organized in main categories.

If you don’t find your specific question(s) in our FAQ, you are most welcome to contact us or message us on our Facebook page.

Pre-entry Requirement

Is there a minimum age requirement to begin flight lessons?

No, there is no legal minimum age to start flight lessons. However, you must be at least 16 years old to fly solo and 17 by the time you conduct your check-ride. Having said this, it is more cost-efficient to start training between the ages of 16 and 17 at the earliest.

What is a Flight Physical Exam?

A flight physical is a medical exam conducted by a certified FAA physician. It provides a basic outline of your general health for flight operations. For the Privet Pilot Certificate, you are required to have at least a class III medical and for the Commercial License you must have at least a class II medical.

How do I enroll in a course?

Firstly, you should contact us with all your personal information, and proper documents like passports, other licenses, etc. Thereafter we help you design your own program, according to your needs, and requirements, and finally after making all the payments already established, provide you with all the equipment you need.

Go to FAA Part 141 course page

Does the price per hour include fuel?

Yes, it does. The price includes everything you require for an instruction flight.

Do I need a Medical Certificate to fly?

Yes, you do. It is a law that you as a student pilot or a pilot must-have in your possession the appropriate medical certificate for each license. It is mandatory.

Can I validate any foreign license?

Yes, you can. You will have to go through a process with an FAA inspector or an examiner as well, it is very simple, you will only have to provide your license, medical certificate, and logbook from the origin country. 

Medical Requirements

What is a medical certificate?

A medical certificate is an official document which states that you have passed your medical examination and are deemed fit to fly. There are three types of medical certificates:

  • First Class Medical
  • Second Class Medical
  • Third Class Medical

What are the different types of medical certificates?

Generally, first-class is designed for the airline transport pilot; second-class for the commercial pilot; and third-class for the student, recreational and private pilot.

How can I get a medical certificate?

You need to contact an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and book an appointment. You will then have your examination with the AME. Wondering how to find an AME close to you? Head over the official FAA website (https://designee.faa.gov/#/designeeLocator) and select AME in the drop-down menu.

Go to FAA Part 141 course page

Do I need a Medical Certificate to fly?

Yes, you do. It is a law that you as a student pilot or a pilot must-have in your possession the appropriate medical certificate for each license. It is mandatory.

If I have a physical disability, can I get a medical certificate?

Yes. Medical certificates can be issued in many cases where physical disabilities are involved. Depending on the nature of the disability, you may have some operating limitations.

What medical conditions does the FAA consider disqualifying?

The following conditions are listed in the regulations as disqualifying medical conditions; however, in many cases when the condition is adequately controlled, the FAA will issue medical certification contingent on periodic reports.

  • Angina pectoris
  • Bipolar disease
  • Cardiac valve replacement
  • Coronary heart disease that has been treated or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant
  • Diabetes mellitus requiring hypoglycemic medications
  • Disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory explanation of the cause
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart replacement
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Permanent cardiac pacemaker
  • A personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance dependence
  • Transient loss of control of nervous system function(s) without satisfactory explanation of the cause.

This information on this page has been gathered from the Official FAA Website. Should you have more questions, then head over to the website for more in-depth answers.

For a better understanding of the various clauses for medical requirements under the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations within Title 14 → Chapter I → Subchapter D → Part 67, feel free to have a look at them here.

Financing

What are the payment methods?

We accept debit, credit, and reward cards, as well as cash or bank transfers, whatever is most comfortable for you.

Accommodation

Do the living accommodations come fully furnished?

Yes, all the apartments come fully furnished and include amenities such as Wi-Fi and cable TV.

What is the climate like in Florida?

Summer in Florida ranges between 30 -35 degrees Celsius (86-95 degrees Fahrenheit). In the winter months (December – February) the temperature averages around 12 to 20 degrees Celsius (54-68 degrees Fahrenheit).

Are meals includes with housing?

Meals are not included in the package. You are responsible for buying your own goods at your own expense.

How do I get from the house to the school?

The house is 1 mile away from the school, we provide transportation for you and it is included in the price for the house ( $20 per day ).

General Information

What do I do when I arrive in the United States?

As soon as you arrive, your flight should have been already confirmed two days before with us, so we can make the arrangements to pick you up from the Miami or Fort Lauderdale international airport, and then take you to the school or the housing facilities, depending on the time.

Are there other ways to study besides with an instructor?

The school works with Jeppesen syllabus, which means you can study one on one with an instructor as well as study with our Jeppesen online courses, they are also approved by the FAA, and they have the same value as with an instructor, however, we recommend to take the online course and some ground school to clarify certain doubts.

How does the Bahamas trip work?

When you begin the cross country phase of the training, one of the proposed destinies is Bimini, Bahamas. It is an out of the country navigation, where you can practice different procedures, as well as enjoy a wonderful place to visit.