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Too young to fly?
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What is the minimum age someone should be allowed to solo?
15
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16 (Current age limit)
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Adrian
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Too young to fly? Reply with quote

Hello!

So my son is trying to follow in my footsteps and wants to learn to fly. He is nearly 12. So he's done 10 mins with a FI learning to hover, but wants to have more lessons.

So knowing that he can't start having the hours count until he's 14, and no solo till 16, what age is too young to learn! As long as his feet touch the pedals?

Going to send him for a lesson and see how he gets on, but wondering if anyone else has experiences with children learning to fly?

thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Having done some youth work in my time I would say to set an age limit is difficult. I know in some US states the age you can start to drive is base on academic results. If an minimum age has to be set the question is if an helicopter is flying over your house would you trust a 15 year old at the controls?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I am considering there should be minimum 15 years age limit to fly.
but most probably no one trusts on to the 15 years young boy who is flying the helicopter.
If the young boy will follows the rule for flying the chopper then the risk would be minimum.
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