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Initial Class 1 with CAA referral?

Old 8th Sep 2020, 11:16
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Initial Class 1 with CAA referral?

Iíve just applied for my initial CAA Class 1 medical assessment and Iíve been informed that I will, at the end of my assessment, have my case referred to the CAA for a decision.

Would I be right in saying that itís not routine for this referral to be decided upon before Iíve even had my assessment day? I was led to believe that Initial Class 1ís are issued on the day in a vast majority of cases.

Iím now greatly concerned about the outcome of my medical.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11th Sep 2020, 11:23
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Initial Class One

Your previous posts might be a clue as to your question....I don’t believe the initial can now be issued with an OML for the Class One.......?

My understanding is no worse than 6/9 in either eye
AND achieve 6/6 with both eyes.

That is with correcting lenses, if necessary, although there is a maximum limit on the amount of correction.

Any training needs to take the C-19 tsunami into account and aim to complete probably no sooner 3 to 4 years from now. Wannabes section for Crystal Ball predictions. And then of course BREXIT.
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 09:04
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Hello rob,

I have pasted this below which might help you. My understanding is now,
yes you can have an OML issued on your initial Class 1 in the UK. If at your initial the AeMC
you are going to find something that requires an OML. It has to then be referred to
the CAA AMS for assessment for an OML. This came out about 2 years ago and I havent seen any changes to this
below, this was written by the Chief Medical officer at the CAA.

You may be aware, there has been a lot of recent discussion in the media and in response to questions from MPs and MSPs about the issue of initial medical certificates with an OML, particularly in relation to applicants living with HIV. As a result, the UK CAA has taken the decision to resume issuing initial Class 1 medical certificates with an OML limitation (where required for the specific medical condition/medication). This will happen with immediate effect. An OML may only be added to a certificate by a medical assessor and so all initial applicants who do not meet the requirements for unrestricted Class 1 medical certification but do meet the requirements for a Class 1 medical certificate with an OML will need to be referred to CAA Medical, as is the case already for existing commercial (CPL, MPL and ATPL) licence holders.This will mainly affect the Aeromedical Centres who are assessing initial Class 1 applicants but applicants who have previously been refused an initial Class 1 may approach any AME for advice. In this circumstance they should be advised to contact the AeMC to whom they originally applied.

Kind regards
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 07:07
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Thanks for the update.
Loganair publicised recently that they employed a new FO living with HIV.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 17:14
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Loganair publicised recently that they employed a new FO living with HIV.
So they should. If you are on retrovirals and not been left too long, you have a normal life expectancy, cant infect anyone else and should have LESS medical issues than the man in the street due to better medical oversight. A couple of years and we should be able to provide a 'cure' as we can for hepatitis
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