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Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot  
User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

Hola,

I'm just wondering, My eyesight is not perfect YET,

L 6/12
R 6/18

Does these mean that I'm not able to become an airline pilot, or am I still able to become an Airline pilot. Are these rules very strict. i mean they can be corrected to perfect vision with optical aids, So I don't see whats the problem.

Please Help me, I Need to know and I want to know!!

Gracias y Adios

Herman

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User currently offlineFirefly_cyhz From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 168 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

I just took my catagory 1 medical (commercial Pilot) and I also have to wear glasses. The doctor said it wouldn't matter unless the glasses perscription I have has a "refractive error of plus or minus 3.5 diopters" ( I don't know what that is but thats what the little slip of paper he gave me says). My eye sight is about 20/40 in both eyes.

User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1576 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4675 times:

Herman,
I do not know the requirements for Singapore.
In Australia provided your vision can be corrected to
6/9 in each eye separately, and 6/6 with both eyes open then you would meet the standard provided everything else is OK with your eyes.
As far as near vision is concerned you are required to be able to read N5 print (quite small)with or without glasses at 30 to 50 cm and N14 print(fairly large print) with or without glasses at about one metre.
However I think the best advice is to go and have the medical for a commercial standard before you spend any money on flying lessons.
Hope this helps.
Ruscoe


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Try searching this in the tech/ops forum! I know that I started this topic named "Eyesight Regulations" a couple of mothes ago.

User currently offlineCXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

All airlines pilots should have good sight and health body. Otherwise, the pilots will be fired! Now, Cathay Pacific want to employ ppilots, you can see the requirement on its website.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

Lufthansa requires their pilots to have perfect sight with the help of glasses not more than +/- 1 diopter.
Daniel


User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4622 times:

How small is N5, it's not as small as Times New Roman (font) at size 5 is it???

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