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Sleep Apnea / OSA / CPaP EASA Class 1 Medical

Old 14th Dec 2022, 15:56
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Sleep Apnea / OSA / CPaP EASA Class 1 Medical

Hello everyone,

i've been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and have been treated for it by CPAP.
Does anyone here has been going through the EASA Medical Class 1 System with this, and what can I expect.
Information from the German CAA is extremely limited and I'm scared I might loose my job offer due to being declared unfit prior to starting my TR early next year.

Thanks for any advice/information on this topic.
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Old 14th Dec 2022, 18:53
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I went through same thing many years ago, under JAR. The UK CAA were quite responsive to getting my Medical back.
Although UK no longer in EASA they do follow the rules very closely so their information may be helpful, it doesn`t seem to have changed in quite some time
www.caa.co.uk/media/y2nnuzsm/sleep-apnoea-fc.pdf

I have subsequently moved my Medical to another EASA State and I submit a CPAP report to the AME, at my medical.

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Old 25th Aug 2023, 18:58
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Very belated thank you for your reply!
I've been lucky, that the CAA has been very willing in getting me flying again. It cost me some money for a complete cardio checkup (doesn't hurt) and got my medical back in March.
Now nearly finished with my type rating and will have to live with the CPAP apparatus.
But it has done it's magic, blood pressure in check, good nights of sleep and well rested usually.

Anyone has ever questions, do not hesitate to ask. Cheers!
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Hello!
Im busy with the CPAP for four months and different types of masks and still not ready. Im going to try other options to recover my “normal life”.
The next step will be a personal approach with a DISE.
Thanks for the information and congratulations for your prompt recovery.
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@Rafacub:
sad to hear that the masks didn't work for you. I have been doing well with a F&P Eson 2 Nasal mask. Which is a game changer compared to many other masks.
There are plenty of options around, and yes it's an absolute pain in the a.. to get them to give you the good options. I was just lucky with my sleep doctor.
Further it can also be crucial to get the proper machine with the proper hose and stuff.
Unfortunately there is no one fits all solution, but there are plenty of options around.

Of course there are also other options like implants and operations. I'll first try to loose weight until going for an operation.

Wish you all the best!
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