Herman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5417 times:
I'm just wondering, My eyesight is not perfect YET,
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!!
Firefly_cyhz From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 168 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5342 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.
Ruscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1673 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5332 times:
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.