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Flight Costs

  • The flight costs continue to be a best value at OSU.  Each year we prepare an updated Plan of Study that includes anticipated expenses.
  • Plan of Study/Cost Sheet

Flight Physicals

When do I need a medical certificate?

  • You need a medical certificate before flying solo in an airplane, helicopter, gyroplane, or airship. We suggest you get your medical certificate before beginning flight training. This will alert you to any condition that would prevent you from becoming a pilot before you pay for lessons. (Info provided by FAA website.)

When required, what class of medical certificate must a student pilot have?

  • Third-class, although any class will suffice. Medical certificates are designated as first-class, second-class, or third-class. 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.  (Info provided by FAA website.)
  • If you plan to become a Professional Pilot, it is wise to get a 1st class medical certificate.  Inform the Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) that the medical certificate will also serve as a student pilot certificate.  To find an AME in your area, visit    (Info provided by FAA website.)

FAA Site:  Pilot Medical Certification Questions and Answers

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