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Old 30th Mar 2017, 01:37   #1 (permalink)


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Question on hemiplegia/hemiparesis

If a person has hemiplegia/hemiparesis, can he/she still be a pilot?
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 23:38   #2 (permalink)


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Can someone please reply?
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I am not an expert and not exactly what you are asking but FWIW I have known of paraplegics in Oz who have got a private licence in the past.
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Can someone please reply?
I'm pretty sure one of medics will at some point mangabear but I think there's only a handful of them and they may not log on everyday.

In the meantime I'm not sure where in the world you are but have you gone through this:

https://www.caa.co.uk/Aeromedical-Ex...r-EASA-pilots/
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No we do have day jobs!!!

Hemiplegia is weakness usually neurological in origin. It effects one side of the body. Most commonly seen after a stoke so no license of any sort!!!!

There have been rare cases where people with paraplegia - weakness / paralysis of the legs - have been allowed to fly modified aircraft. Most are Vets. I seem to remember the CAA gave the first such rotary approval about ten years ago.

As with all OPs, the more information you provide, the better our response. and remember, we are not AMEs and our comments never replace a consultation with your own doctor!
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Not completely relevant to OP's question, if I recall, FAA has a procedure called "statement of demonstrated ability" or similar.
Applied to an applicant I recall who didn't have full use of both legs and both arms/hands. Essentially, he went up with an examiner, proved he could do what he had to in operating the aircraft, and was approved. I don't know if that applies at the commercial or ATP levels.

So the answer, as always, is likely to be "check with your regulating authority regarding your specific case".
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Almost certainly not as anything at CPL or above requires you to have Class 1 and with the best will in the world I doubt, with those kind of conditions, and AME will sign you off.
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It depends on the cause for the hemiplegia/hemiparesis, the extent to which it gives you functional loss and the licensing authority.

As Radgirl says, the more information the better, and those of us who are AMEs may be able to give more detailed information.
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manganese,unfortunately your original post is rather vague.

I awoke this morning feeling numb down my left side for a minute, until I got moving around.

Still enjoying flying :-)
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