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It's that time again... my Medical expired and now it's time to renew. The old doctor I went to isn't around anymore, so I called around for prices.
$400!!!! Not covered by insurance. And obviously I need it to fly, so the doctor has me by the nuts both during the exam and after.
Too high. Check the FAA website for the AME list in your area, my last class I with EKG was $180.
That's WAY too high. $100 might be more like it.
I have never paid more than $65 for a Class 2 medical.
;P WAY too high. The price and the doc for thinking he can charge that much. Where are you located? Somebody here could probably steer you in the right direction. Barring that, call your local flight school and see who they reccomend. FWIW I get class 1's for $85 locally.
In Michigan, I paid $50 for a first class, and I paid $75 in MA... so yeah, $400 for a third class sounds outrageous to me.
It's not class III, it's Title II of the National Firearms Act of 19--err, wait, I thought I was on GlockTalk there for a second... ;f
On a serious note, I paid around $65 in October for a 3rd class medical. I'd say you're not just getting ripped off, but raped.
Yeah, my old doc was only $75, but his numbers been disconnected. That price was for a Manhattan, NYC doctor (they all seem to be above $300) so I could do it on my lunch break -- but looks like I may just take a half day off work now.
BTW, anyone flying out of the NY/Northern NJ area?
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Its 85 for a second class around here, so that sounds WAY too high. Check around, my area has lots of FAA approved docs, and I would bet your area has many of them too.
I paid 75 for my 2nd last year.
Oh yeah, plenty of docs in the burbs (which I'll probably go to because they're cheaper). But it's just funny how much $$$ it costs in the "city." Assuming a 30 min exam, that's $800/hr. Wow.
Biannual review is also here... and just found out my old flight school now adds a fuel surcharge ("call for current surcharge"). Think I'm going to buy a plane ticket to Tx and visit a friend there to get the biannual. No way in hell am I gonna pay $120+/hr to stand there for 30 minutes in 20 degree weather trying to start a cold plane (which 50% of the time won't start).
Usually costs me a bottle of booze to the Navy Doc. The only problem is finding one on base who can give class II physicals. Belive it or not the FAA doesn't accept the military's flight physical even though it's a lot tougher to pass one of those then the FAA's.
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