Can a deaf or hearing impaired person fly?

Johnny Beau Bekkestad

Well-Known Member
I've was thinking about this earlier and was wondering if there is any way for a deaf person to fly.
Perhaps 3rd class or LSA?
If not what factors are stopping him?


The Great Gazoo
I knew a fully deaf instrument/commercial pilot. It requires a second person in the aircraft for ATC stuff but the deaf person most certainly can get their certificates.


Gang Member
I know some pretty hard-of-hearing glider pilots (probably most :), but when it gets bad enough they take along someone else to fly.


#lighttwin Mafia
I had a good buddy instruct a deaf student, it is possible with some restrictions.