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One kidney and Class 1 Medical

Old 31st Oct 2012, 16:23
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One kidney and Class 1 Medical


I am hoping to embark on training to become a commercial pilot in the near future. I had one kidney removed when I was a baby and I was wondering if anyone on here knows if this would in any way prevent me from obtaining a JAA Class 1 Medical?

Many thanks
Old 1st Nov 2012, 10:45
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Mate had one removed after a nasty accident. He got his Class One back after he had recovered.

Phone the CAA for guidance.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 21:13
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Can't give you the definative answer, but am struggling to find any physiological answer why you shouldn't pass.

When you find out, please let us know for future reference.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 12:20
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I donated a kidney back in July and got my class one back last month without any fuss. The only difference I can see between us is that you have not passed your initial class one which might be an issue although I cannot see why it should be. Good luck in your application.

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Old 25th Nov 2012, 07:02
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From the EASA AMC document:-

(d) Renal/urological surgery
(2) An applicant with compensated nephrectomy without hypertension or uraemia may be considered for a fit assessment.
The AMCs are here:-
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 06:03
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A friend of mine lost a kidney after he bailed out of a Voodoo. He completed his career in the air force and recently retired after a career in the airlines. He had no problems maintaining his class 1 certificate.
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