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Pilot medical certification, physiological and psychological factors related to aviation

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Will I be denied or fail a first class medical if I have a recent history of depression? [duplicate]

I plan on going to get a medical exam for a first class medical certificate to attend flight school. Now, a couple months ago I met with a primary physician to get my blood and urine checked as a ...
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Why are some cardiac conditions disqualifying even if asymptomatic and corrected?

The FAA's website, in its list of medical conditions disqualifying for a would-be pilot, includes a number of cardiac conditions and procedures that would not intuitively seem, on their own, to ...
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Is there any way I can check the status of my medical?

I was deferred my third class medical because of a certain condition and the doctor said I’ll hear from the FAA in about 3-4 weeks with either my certificate or they’ll ask for more information. It’...
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Are the CAA and FAA Class 1 medical certificates equivalent?

Is the CAA medical class 1 certificate equivalent to the FAA class 1 medical certificate? How so? Or does one have to convert to the FAA license in order to achieve the medical certificate?
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Can an FAA Pilot Examiner accept BasicMed in place of a medical certificate from a checkride applicant?

This has been a subject of debate recently. §61.23 states that you can use BasicMed to apply for some certificates or ratings but limits this to gliders, practical examination in a simulator or flight ...
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Can I fly in Europe using an FAA Statement of Demonstrated Ability (SODA)?

I want to become a airline pilot but I have Monocular vision. I have no vision in my left eye but I have good vision in my right eye. I have read that I cannot become a pilot in Europe because of this ...
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What are the drug testing procedures for EU airlines?

How do EU airlines test aircrew for drug use, specifically marijuana? Do they use hair tests, and how far back in time can they detect marijuana use?
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What are the minimum requirements for passing medical for PPL?

Where can I find the UK requirements to pass the medical exam for a PPL? Basically I would like to check my health and all the requirements with any doctor - I have health insurance plan, and when I ...
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Does EASA have access to medical records outside of the EU?

When registering for the Class 1 Part-MED Medical Certificate can/will the EASA have access to your medical records that's outside of the EU?
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When must FAA reply to my letter?

I have sent letters requesting action and/or clarifications to the FAA medical certifications branch. How long can FAA legally delay before they are required to answer my questions in writing?
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Do the CAA's recent changes to medical requirements mean I wasted my time getting a medical?

I'm studying ab initio towards an EASA PPL. To be ready for my first solo, I obtained a class 2 medical certificate earlier this year. I had to take a day off work to do it and spend some cash that ...
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Does the country of issue of an EASA medical certificate matter?

I am choosing the country where to do my initial for the EASA Class 1 medical. The choice is to either do it in the UK (let's ignore Brexit for now) or in Italy. In both countries I would get (if ...
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What are the eyesight requirements for LPPL/LAPL in the UK?

I am a UK resident, and I am interested in learning to fly. Unfortunately my eyesight is not great, and I don't believe I meet the requirements for a PPL. From my research, it seems the medical ...
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What are the eyesight requirements for a medical certificate in India?

Does it matter what your eye power is, if your vision can be corrected to 6/6 (20/20) vision?
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How long does it take to issue an FAA medical certificate?

How long does it take for the FAA to issue a medical certificate? Exam was 7/23 and haven’t heard anything since.
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Effect of Low Vitamine B12 on Class 1 Medical

Does anyone know what the effect of LOW Vitamin B12 is on an aviation medical class 1? My doctor did a blood test recently and put me on Vitamin B12 pills. Is this an issue for Aviation Medical ...
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Can a colour blind person pursue a career in Commercial Flying? [duplicate]

I have been an ardent aviation geek since childhood and always wanted to be flying commercially. But sometime later during a medical examination through Ishihara plates test I learned that I am color ...
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Under 3rd Class Medical Reform, When Do I Need To See My Doctor?

Lets say I'm a 35 year old pilot who just had a medical renewed so that it doesn't expire until 2021. 3rd class medical reform (although not law yet) requires that I visit my regular physician once ...
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What is the US FAA concerned about when it comes to psychiatric medications?

I don't understand the FAA's policy for psychiatric medications (specifically anti-depressants). Obviously I'm glad there is oversight into who can obtain a pilot's license for the safety of the pilot,...
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After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL?

After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL? I recently had hernia surgery in the past few weeks and just had my follow-up appointment with my ...
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Why are there age limits to becoming a pilot in the armed forces?

This may be more related to the armed forces as opposed to aviation but I have to ask: Does anyone know why most armed forces put an age limit on being a pilot in the service? Most set the cutoff at ...
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Where to get Initial EASA Class 1 Medical?

Can somebody suggest a list of EASA medical centers, where I can get Initial Medical 1? Any EASA county is OK. I'll appreciate any links, thank you! Amendment: I've found lists of AMCs or at least ...
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How does the severity of barotrauma vary with rate of descent?

This answer proclaims one way to mitigate barotrauma: reduce the rates of your descents, which will give your ears a chance to equalize. ATC, however, expects you to descend at between 500 and 1,...
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Can I get a FAA medical certificate and apply in an Indian airline?

I am an Indian, and was wondering if I could get an FAA medical certificate and apply in an Indian based airline. Is there a problem if I do that? Should I get the DGCA medical certificate itself?
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How to deal with the noisy cockpit?

From the pilot perspective I want to know how to deal with the noise in the cockpit on the turboprop aircraft while long-run flights. The reason is old type aircraft with bad headphones which doesn't ...
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What is the height requirement for pilots in the Philippines?

I am not an airline pilot nor do I work in the industry but I'm looking forward to. I live in the Philippines, a part of South East Asia. My question is: what is the current minimum height ...
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20+ Years as a Pilot, Diagnosed with Arrhythmia [closed]

I am posting this for my father. He has 20+ years of experience as a pilot (mostly private, just recently commercial). He was recently diagnosed with an arrhythmia and is now grounded for the next 2 ...
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Can I get a second class medical if I have a third class with a SODA for depth perception?

I currently hold a third class medical certificate but this required a statement of demonstrated ability due to concerns about depth perception given my right eye will not meet existing standards. I ...
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Can Med class 1 certificate be obtained with eyes like mine?

I'm wondering whether or not I'm able to obtain MED class 1 for aviation. I have went throught a laser surgery (FEMTO LASIK) and my vision is now clear and accurate with no complications. HOWEVER, ...
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Can I get refractive eye surgery and pass a medical in Europe fitting EASA requirements?

I would like to attend a Class I pilot Licence, but my eyes are not 'the best'. If I'd undergo refractive surgery (RS from now on), and the intervention goes well, will I fit the requirements? For ...
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What measures are taken to ensure military pilots aren't going mad? [closed]

I'm asking specifically about single pilot fighter jets. How do air forces ensure pilots won't go mad and start a war with another country? For example, a pair of B2 pilots could start World War 3 by ...