tarzanboy
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Switch Of Visual Aid

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:13 am

Hi Huys

Someone gets glasses to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and as a result gets the endorsement in his licence stating that he need to have the glasses with him at all times when flying. What if this same person's vision improved within a year or so and he passes a JAA visual exam with out the glasses, will he get the glasses endorsement in his licence removed?

Are any of you commercial jet pilots in a visual field (distance vision) like this:
Left eye 6/15, right eye 6/12 and both eyes - 6-9?
If yes. what do you do?
 
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ThrottleHold
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RE: Switch Of Visual Aid

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:13 am

Yes, if you can pass the test without having correction, the endorsement will be removed from your certificate.

No idea about my acuity, but I wear contacts with -1.75 and -2.50 correction.
 
tarzanboy
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RE: Switch Of Visual Aid

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:01 am

Thanks Throttle

Are there any commercial pilots out there in this situation:

You have distance vision 6/12 in both eyes and corrected it with glasses to pass your medical therefore gettong the endorsement in your licence to operate at all times with your glasses. Do you happen to see okay without the glasses (even though you are 6-12 in both eyes) and hence do not wear them but keep them with you in the cockpit?

I wonder if any airline pilots out there are in a position like this - i just need some reassurance.

Thanks
 
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ThrottleHold
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RE: Switch Of Visual Aid

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:57 am

I've flown with people who wear their glasses somtimes, but not others.
Bear in mind that you must carry 2 pairs with you when flying. A spare pair incase one set breaks.
 
tarzanboy
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RE: Switch Of Visual Aid

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:44 am

Well that is not bad - have you ever flown with glasses? What is the feeling like? Do you feel like they are blocking the wide picture view of your instruments? What type do you fly buddy?
 
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ThrottleHold
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RE: Switch Of Visual Aid

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:33 pm

I wear my contacts when flying. Never flown with glasses on. I suppose it's just the same as driving!!

I fly the 747 Classic.

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