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Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 17, 2001 7:54 pm

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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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 17, 2001 10:28 pm

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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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 17, 2001 11:38 pm

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

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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Wed Dec 19, 2001 3:39 am

^ Best piece of advice I have seen on this board! That is the only way to know for sure!
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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Wed Dec 19, 2001 3:28 pm

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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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Thu Dec 20, 2001 12:13 am

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!
 
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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Thu Dec 20, 2001 2:39 pm

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.
 
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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Thu Dec 20, 2001 5:08 pm

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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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Sat Dec 22, 2001 10:19 am

what is the requirement to pass a first grade medical certificate? Is it a measurement of your fitness?
 
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RE: Visual Requirements To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 2:33 pm

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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