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Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot

Fri Sep 01, 2000 11:00 pm


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

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RE: Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot

Sat Sep 02, 2000 4:37 am

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.
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RE: Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot

Sat Sep 02, 2000 5:45 am

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.
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RE: Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot

Sat Sep 02, 2000 11:15 am

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

Sat Sep 02, 2000 11:34 am

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.
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RE: Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot

Sat Sep 02, 2000 3:04 pm

Lufthansa requires their pilots to have perfect sight with the help of glasses not more than +/- 1 diopter.
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RE: Poor Eyesight And Airline Pilot

Tue Sep 05, 2000 5:30 am

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

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