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Karlsands
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Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:37 pm

Just curious if anyone has an experience with having a FAA waiver after a medical flight test and how it worked out, my vision is 20/25 corrected in one eye and am awaiting my medical flight test to be schedule through the FSDO.
 
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:39 pm

There was a thread on tech ops with someone going through color vision tests.
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Very well, must have posted this in the wrong section
 
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:50 pm

This is the thread viewtopic.php?t=1414617

The poster passed the SODA awaiting the MFT.
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:00 pm

I had something similar, close to amblyopia. I also ended up getting a SODA on the basis of a MFT (Medical Flight Test). It was a FSDO examiner and we went up in a Cessna 172 and just did basic air work, traffic pattern, takeoffs, and landings. I think you should be fine after the MFT you'll be issued a SODA and you'll carry that with your 1st class medical. Mine is pretty much good for life. Today I work at a legacy airline as a Capt so anything is possible once you get your SODA.
 
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 pm

Airbii wrote:
I had something similar, close to amblyopia. I also ended up getting a SODA on the basis of a MFT (Medical Flight Test). It was a FSDO examiner and we went up in a Cessna 172 and just did basic air work, traffic pattern, takeoffs, and landings. I think you should be fine after the MFT you'll be issued a SODA and you'll carry that with your 1st class medical. Mine is pretty much good for life. Today I work at a legacy airline as a Capt so anything is possible once you get your SODA.

Good to hear , I’m glad I caught it during my instrument training, do they check your “bad” eye during medicals with the waiver or just worry about the good one staying up to par ?
 
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:44 pm

Karlsands wrote:
Airbii wrote:
I had something similar, close to amblyopia. I also ended up getting a SODA on the basis of a MFT (Medical Flight Test). It was a FSDO examiner and we went up in a Cessna 172 and just did basic air work, traffic pattern, takeoffs, and landings. I think you should be fine after the MFT you'll be issued a SODA and you'll carry that with your 1st class medical. Mine is pretty much good for life. Today I work at a legacy airline as a Capt so anything is possible once you get your SODA.

Good to hear , I’m glad I caught it during my instrument training, do they check your “bad” eye during medicals with the waiver or just worry about the good one staying up to par ?


You just go through your normal FAA exam process. If you aren't meeting one of the standards (I guess in your case 20/25) then that is what the SODA is for. Every time you check the box for eye problem and put down your SODA serial number on the medical app. Always carry your medical certificate and SODA together. I got my SODA laminated - it is good for life (as long as nothing changes with your eye condition).
 
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Re: Anyone on here flying with a SODA waiver for amblyopia or similar ?

Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:30 am

Airbii wrote:
Karlsands wrote:
Airbii wrote:
I had something similar, close to amblyopia. I also ended up getting a SODA on the basis of a MFT (Medical Flight Test). It was a FSDO examiner and we went up in a Cessna 172 and just did basic air work, traffic pattern, takeoffs, and landings. I think you should be fine after the MFT you'll be issued a SODA and you'll carry that with your 1st class medical. Mine is pretty much good for life. Today I work at a legacy airline as a Capt so anything is possible once you get your SODA.

Good to hear , I’m glad I caught it during my instrument training, do they check your “bad” eye during medicals with the waiver or just worry about the good one staying up to par ?


You just go through your normal FAA exam process. If you aren't meeting one of the standards (I guess in your case 20/25) then that is what the SODA is for. Every time you check the box for eye problem and put down your SODA serial number on the medical app. Always carry your medical certificate and SODA together. I got my SODA laminated - it is good for life (as long as nothing changes with your eye condition).

Thanks for the reply, I finally got it all sorted and received my first class SODA a few months back , on to the instrument rating

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