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User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Hi all
I am actually one-sighted and have no depth perception. Does that mean that I cannot be a pilot? My eyesight is currently 6/6 corrected with spectacles.
Thank you.


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
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I don't think you qualify. You have to be binocular.

but search the forum for "visual requirements" and you will find an answer.



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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

As Iain Holmes will say, go to your local AME and get a 1st class medical.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

^ Best piece of advice I have seen on this board! That is the only way to know for sure!
Iain


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

I do not have "true" depth perception. I have actually learned it over time. I too, wear glasses. However, I have had no problem getting my drivers and pilots license, becuase of my learned perception. I did not go for a 1st class medical however, just the 3rd.


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User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

I guess I have also "learned" it but most of the times, it's so inaccurate I end up banging my head on the walls accidentally. And believe me, it does happen so I have to be very careful. I also knock my head against protruding objects from a ceiling (such as the airconditioner extension on the ceiling of a bus).

I guess I will just go for the Class 1 medical test. Thanks a lot folks!


User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

The AME didn't even actually check my eyesight. He just asked if I wore glasses and asked me what color his pen was and a couple of other things in the room. I only got 3rd class though.

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

I dont know about you singapore, but I have had this condition all my life, so I am used to it, and can adjust for it.


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

what is the requirement to pass a first grade medical certificate? Is it a measurement of your fitness?


That'll teach you
User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

I really didnt feel I had to good of eye sight before I went in for my 1st class med exam. And I passed with no restrictions. So go in there and see what happens... and do a 1st class. a 2nd or 3rd class for that matter will only leave you wondering if you can actually pass everything and have a career with flying.

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