Can mentally retarded people have a pilot license?

I know a retarded person is capable of flying a plane, my brother is retarded and flies our plane all the time, he wants to be a pilot for an airlines and asked me if he could get a pilot license, he has a drivers license.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Awesome picture! 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    That depends on the level or retardation, but just off the bat, I would say most likely not.

    Flying an airplane is just part of the story; being a pilot is mostly about how to handle emergencies. Most pilot would likely NEVER face an emergency, but the same could be true of most houses never burning down--yet you would consider it wise to have insurance.

    Basically, ask yourself if the average passenger would be willing to be in a plane flown by someone with a mental handicap. If the average person would refuse to board such a plane, then no airline would agree to it.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Don't know. CAN YOU?

  • Mental retardation is a broad term. What kind of condition does he suffer from exactly?

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Depends how retarded he is - if he's capable of passing the pilot's exam, then he's capable

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