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Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:14 am

A pilot with all my flights i have never seen one f/o or one captain that wore glasses. Have you ever seen one? and if you have what airline was it?

SEA nw DC10
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RE: Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:23 am

You have to have 20/20 vision to be a pilot, that's why you don't see it.

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RE: Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:40 am

Thats not true at all! It's 20/20 but it can be a corrected 20/20. I have a friend who flies for NWA and he wears glasses. Remember to, there is something called contacts that can replace glasses.

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RE: Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 12:59 pm

Yes, Almost all american airlines need you to have 20/20 CORRECTED. Which means you may have contacts or glasses.
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RE: Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 1:08 pm

I've seen pilots from quite a few airlines with glasses, I think some of them will remove them in front of passengers to make them feel more comfortable
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RE: Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:30 pm

I (wearing glasses) was in a cockpit visit back in July and 2 NW pilots told me that I can fly as long as my vision is corrected into 20/20, with or without glasses
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RE: Ever Seen.......

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:50 pm

I have glasses, and have seen many pilots with glasses. As long as you can be corrected to 20/20 you can get your 1st class flight physical.

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