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Another unlicensed pilot that I met was a rancher in NM. He had his own runway on his ranch and built his own plane and flew around the ranch.
Unfortunately the issue isn't a license. I have a commercial pilot's license for all fixed and rotary wing aircraft plus instrument. Not current of course, but that would be easily remedied if I were physically safe to fly!

Since I lost the sight in my right eye a few years ago I naturally have no depth perception. That can cause all kinds of problems!

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Very interesting, but the section on flying with out a medical ties right in with what GJ said:
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Flying gliders does not require the medical either. It is a double edged sword as it is nice not to have the hassle of it but some switch to gliders because they lost their medical and then end up being injured or killed because of it.
Here's that pertinent section of your FAQ's:

Sport Pilot for Certificated Pilots
I'm a certificated pilot without a medical. Can I fly as a sport pilot?

Yes. If you already hold at least a recreational pilot certificate and have allowed your medical to expire, you might be able to fly without an FAA medical certificate, even if your most recent medical was a special issuance. Here's what you need to qualify:

You must hold at least a recreational pilot certificate.
You must have a current, valid state-issued driver's license.
Your application for your last FAA medical certificate cannot have been denied.
Your most recent issued medical must not have been suspended or revoked.
If you held a Special Issuance Medical, it must not have been withdrawn.
You can't have a medical condition that makes you an unsafe pilot.
You must be able to self-assess that you are medically fit to fly.


I believe the highlighted sections cover my circumstances... Of course I never had a flight physical denied or revoked, but only because I haven't taken one recently!

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Well Richard...as in the quote "A man has to know his limitations."
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True. Remember, "There are old pilots and there are bold pilots... but there are no Old Bold Pilots!" I used up all my bold in my pre 30's days! But it's good to remember that I still have options if my eye problem ever clears up.

I'm talkin' BD10 like options here!

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Something like this Richard? This one is parked about seven miles from my house at the airport it was manufactured at, Newton, KS.

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Naw... I'd take a BD5J if they ever come up with someone to supply their engines.

But as long as I'm dreaming here I'll hold out for the reintroduction of the BD10!
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that looks like an amazing craft, must be a great experience to fly it, anybody here ever fly something like that ?

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Here is a clip of the BD-5 jet in James Bond movie.
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that's great.

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that looks like an amazing craft, must be a great experience to fly it, anybody here ever fly something like that ?
They only built 5 of them. 3 crashed killing the pilots.

600 mph cruise would be nice though!

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600 mph cruise would be nice though!
An old-timer who had a 172 used to tell me, "If you liked flying so much, what's the hurry?"
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