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Safety of unpressurized 9000 foot elevation 6 months after mild heart attack? [closed]

For clarity and context this is not a health or medical question, nor am I asking for permission or medical advice. Rather I would like context and information and to draw upon the experience of this ...
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Deferred Medical

I applied for a first class medical over six months ago that was deferred due to a few medical problems I’ve had in the past,Some stemming from early childhood. They included a surgery from when I ...
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Multifocal IOLs under EASA

I have a question about passing EASA Class 1 medical having done an eye surgery with Multifocal IOLs installment. Was not an issue with FAA Class 1 medical as both eyes have 20/20 vision , near ...
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EASA Medical Centre Canada

I am looking to go to Europe for flight school, I need to get a EASA Class 1, are there any EASA approved medical center's in Canada?
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Canadian PPL as an American?

I am an American hobbyist pilot who had been flying for years as a LSA pilot. Recently, I started training for my PPL and applied for medical. Sadly, it is likely my Class 3 will be rejected to past ...
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Medical requirements for becoming a Pilot

I’m currently a junior in high school and I would love to pursue being a comercial pilot as a career. The thing is I have a medical condition called EoE. It’s basically when I eat something I’m ...
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Can I get an EASA Class 2 medical if I have monocular vision?

I have monocular vision (amblyopia) and I want to get the EASA Class 2 medical certificate to do the private pilot license. Will I be able to pass the exam?
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Does FAA 8500-7 expire?

Does FAA Form 8500-7, a report from an optometrist on a patient's vision, expire? How long after the visit to an optometrist can the vision portion of an aviation medical examination be skipped?
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Effective eating habits as a student pilot

I've recently started pilot training and Im searching for some advice regarding eating habits. Typically I fly for ~3 hours, however I limit my eating until after I am finished, as in my first day of ...
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Does FAA class 1 medical require binocular vision?

Can I get an FAA Class 1 medical if I don't have binocular vision? I live in Italy and for EASA I can't get my first class medical certificate to be a pilot. But can I get at least FAA 1 class to be ...
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How can skydivers start at 15,000 feet without the jumper suffering from hypoxia?

Many commercial skydiving facilities offer jumps at 15,000 ft. However, when I took my ground theory exams, it was reiterated many times that hypoxia starts at 10,000 feet. How does this work? Is it ...
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Will a FAA 3rd class medical ever be issued to an airman on stimulants?

While the FAA's Do Not Issue list includes all controlled substances (including Stimulants), I am wondering if there are ever exceptions made. I would like to fly but I am currently on Concerta (...
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Can I log PIC time without a valid medical?

Here is the scenario. Could you please tell me if this pilot can log PIC time? I am a private pilot and my medical is expired. I want to fly so I am trying to fly with another private pilot friend. My ...
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Can you try for a second class medical, then get a third class if you fail, for the cost of one exam?

I'm virtually certain that I qualify for a third class medical, and likely for a second class. (I know I could qualify for second, but I'm not sure I have 20/20 vision with my current glasses.) Can I ...
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What does a medical certificate look like?

I can't find any images of a medical certificate other than the old version that was combined with the student pilot certificate. What do new medical certificates look like?
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Why would a pilot with a current medical use BasicMed?

A pilot whose certificate I just looked up has both a valid second class medical and a BasicMed CMEC date listed. Why would a pilot with a valid medical use BasicMed?
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Should I Get My Vision Corrected Prior to 1st Class AME?

I have 20/30 vision in both eyes. I don’t have glasses or a prescription for corrective lenses. 1st class AME requires correctable to 20/20. I need to obtain a 1st class certificate for an aviation ...
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Has anyone been diagnosed with PTSD and been able to get a first class medical?

Any input on getting a medical with PTSD is appreciated
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How to convince the FAA to cancel family member's medical certificate?

A close family member is over 70, early dementia, severe cardiovascular disease, frequently falls asleep at inappropriate times during the day, on 10+ prescriptions, overweight, high blood pressure. ...
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Can you be a pilot with level 1 ASD?

I'm not 100% sure, but I think I have level 1 autism spectrum disorder (formerly called "high-functioning autism" or "Asperger's syndrome"). I have never been diagnosed, and I have ...
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Reporting an ambiguous driving record case on my medical application

I am filling out my renewal application for a third-class medical. It asks about my driving record, and about 15 years ago I was living in California with a valid driver license from another state ...
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Do I have to re-report old conditions on each medical renewal?

When I first filled out the application for an FAA third-class medical it asked "Have you ever in your life had these conditions?" I put yes for a few of them, had some tests done, and was ...
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Does a new FAA medical supersede and void an old medical?

If this seems like a rant it's not intended to be, but an actual issue I'm facing. Scenario: I've been on disability for about a year and a half, and I'm ready to get my Medical back and go back to ...
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How many commercial or ATP pilots have lost their medical yearly from 2015 to 2022?

I wold like to know how many pilots have lost their medical that prohibits flying on a commercial or ATP, year to year from 2015 to 2022.
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I believe I was misdiagnosed with ADHD when I was a small child. Can I get my private pilots licence?

I believe I was misdiagnosed with ADHD when I was a small child. I now want to get my PPL, and ive been told it might be a problem. Can I get the ADHD diagnosis removed from my medical record? I do ...
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Shouldn't the crew of Helios 522 have felt in their ears that pressure is changing too rapidly?

Since Helios 522 was unpressurized all the time, shouldn't the faster-than-usual change of interior air pressure during the ascent have alarmed the pilots that something isn't alright because their ...
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How would a wheel-well stowaway have performed on a Concorde?

There have been many news reports of stowaways who hide in the wheel wells of subsonic airliners and survive the flight. I assume this would not be survivable with a Concorde because they'd be unable ...
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History of Epilepsy- want to apply for medical

I have a history of epilepsy when I was in high school/first 2 years of college due to a few brain surgeries I had as an infant. I still take medication for them. I know this sounds like an automatic ...
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What are the visual acuity requirements for private pilots?

I have 20/30 vision in one eye, 20/50 in the other. With glasses, I get 20/20 in both. What are the visual acuity requirements for a PPL? Presumably (hopefully?) someone with my visual acuity can't ...
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Is it possible to train yourself to not be a victim of spatial disorientation?

Spatial Disorientation is a big danger to pilots. In fact, when learning how to fly in low visibility, a big part of the training is learning how to ignore your vestibular system and trust your ...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

My first class medical was deferred because I had optic neuritis due to a side effect from the covid vaccine. I was treated and my vision went back to 20/20. Now the FAA is asking for a vision test ...
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Does breathing 100% oxygen cause health issues?

When flying at high altitudes in an unpressurized plane, you use portable oxygen tanks to prevent hypoxia and other altitude-related symptoms. but does this 100% pure oxygen cause health issues when ...
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Can I get an EASA class 2 medical certificate, if my myopia is corrected by glasses?

Yes, I know somebody asked this question before but I am still confused (2) For a class 2 medical certificate: (i) Distant visual acuity, with or without correction, shall be 6/12 (0,5) or better in ...
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Is a Class 2 medical enough for being a (remunerated) Flight Instructor (FI (A)) in the European Union (EASA)?

Suppose I only hold a valid PPL(A) License with a valid Class 2 medical certificate issued in the EU. Can I become a Flight Instructor for PPL(A) with this medical certificate or do I need to hold a ...
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Exceeded myopia limit on UK CAA Class 1 Medical, am I still eligible?

I am 17 and this may sound stupid but my vision in my left eye is -4.50, and my right eye is -7. My right eye exceeds the limit of -6 by just 1, I am following off the UK CAA guidelines as I hope to ...
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Is it possible to become a commerical pilot and have an Emotional Support Animal?

I was wondering this as I am trying to get an ESA while also trying to get my pilots license. I was wondering if this will interfere with my plans to becoming a pilot.
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Did the Concorde have darkened windows?

Did the Concorde and the Tu-144 have darker window glass than subsonic airliners, to protect from the Sun when flying above 9/10 of the atmosphere? Or were the crew and passengers at higher risk of ...
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How to convert European ATC license (and medical) to FAA equivalents?

I have an Air Traffic Controller license issued by the European union (compliant with ICAO standards). Ratings for tower and approach radar with current validations for both. How can I convert this to ...
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If you are able correct your vision in one eye, must you correct your vision?

After reviewing this exchange: Can you obtain a pilot license with impaired vision / being blind in one eye? I can see that having monocular vision is allowed by faa rules, but I would like to clarify ...
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Treated for Anxiety During Pandemic - can I get 3rd Class Medical

I started doing my dual instruction recently, as I am pursuing a Private Pilots License. I have begun researching the medical that will be required, and had a couple question I was hoping to get ...
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Can you get a medical certificate with degraded vision? [duplicate]

I am blind in one eye and have a -11.25 prescription in the other, correcting to 20/40. I am afraid to go for a medical and fail, since I was told I couldnt challenge that if I did.
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Does hypoxia take effect more quickly if an aircraft is flying at a greater height? [duplicate]

In case of depressurization, will the effects of hypoxia be more rapid the greater height the aircraft flies?
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What kind of injury would force a Navy EA-6B pilot to stop flying and take a desk job?

Currently, I'm writing up a character bio for a game, where the character is a former naval aviator who becomes a JAG Corps lawyer who can be quite active during investigations and combat. I've been ...
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My medical cert is expired and can I fly as a sport pilot?

I'm CFI and one of my student haven't flown after he got his private pilot license in 1990's and he wanted to fly again. The thing is his medical is expired already and he doesn't fit medical ...
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What are the EASA myopia limits for civil flight certification, class 2?

I want to start procedures to get a flight medical certification (class 2). I am not sure about myopia (short-sight) limits. In some resources I read that there are no limits, and you can wear glasses....
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How to safely handle AVGAS (100LL)?

Obviously 100LL is risky. It's got lead in it, so there's going to be some danger. But is it possible to not get lead into my system when I start flying? It is, for obvious reasons, something I wish ...
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What stops Germanwings 9525 happening again — a suicidal pilot crashing the plane?

I'm unpersuaded and still afraid, after reading What safety rule replaced the now-rescinded two-person rule (after Germanwings 9525)?. What's to stop or prevent another lone suicidal pilot from ...
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What medical issues or procedures can cause denied medicals?

Are there a lot of things that can cause a denied medical? Can fairly routine procedures be grounds for denial? (Please don't hate me for having 2 questions in one!)
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What should I do if the FAA requests health records that no longer exist?

I am working on obtaining my FAA Medical Certificate and I was deferred. I received a request for more information and one of the items that was requested were medical records related to a surgery I ...
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Is night vision essential to pilots?

If someone with no night vision were in the cockpit of a nocturnal flight, that person's situation would resemble Instrument Flight Rules. Am I correct? So: In theory, can someone lacking night ...
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