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Old 11th Dec 2022, 05:58
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EK clinic diagnosed a close friend with with deteriorated colour vision which led to the suspension of his medical for a 3 month period and a limitation added upon reinstatement which led to his dismissal from the company in the pandemic without return. All started because he couldn't do the colour book following the snake in less than 3 seconds on the renewal day. You wouldn't believe the lives destroyed by ek medical department! He currently works in a supermarket stacking shelves!
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Old 11th Dec 2022, 19:38
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Yes anybody can get an EASA medical these days -far more relaxed than GCAA especially in emirates
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Old 13th Dec 2022, 05:26
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EASA is very simple, often those with EASA medicals can get their GCAA initials but have issues on renewals, that's the problem because they have burnt bridges at home and renewals outside ek are very straight forward - in ek you can fail renewals at the drop of a hat!
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Old 18th Dec 2022, 11:11
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Iíve family out in the sandpit and would be interested in making the move.

However, Iíve an irregular heart valve and Iím starting to wonder if Iíve any chance of passing the pre employment medical?

Iím early 30s and hold an unrestricted EASA class 1 medical, although I do have to provide a cardiology report each year.

Has anyone with cardiac issues got employed out there?
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Old 18th Dec 2022, 12:16
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Originally Posted by MaverickPrime View Post
Iíve family out in the sandpit and would be interested in making the move.

However, Iíve an irregular heart valve and Iím starting to wonder if Iíve any chance of passing the pre employment medical?

Iím early 30s and hold an unrestricted EASA class 1 medical, although I do have to provide a cardiology report each year.

Has anyone with cardiac issues got employed out there?
The only place that can provide you this answer accurately is EK clinic, since it's requirements are way more restrictive than GCAA ones (BMI for example).

Still, I'd perform this shift very carefully to any place out of the Civilization with any physical condition...
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Old 18th Dec 2022, 14:57
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Originally Posted by MaverickPrime View Post
Iíve family out in the sandpit and would be interested in making the move.

However, Iíve an irregular heart valve and Iím starting to wonder if Iíve any chance of passing the pre employment medical?

Iím early 30s and hold an unrestricted EASA class 1 medical, although I do have to provide a cardiology report each year.

Has anyone with cardiac issues got employed out there?
Haha good luckÖ
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Old 19th Dec 2022, 06:02
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Emirates do their own medical insurance which is one of the reasons the employment medical is so strict. If you have any further problems down the line with your heart you may well find the Emirates "insurance" doesn't cover you and medical care in Dubai is extremely expensive. With any kind of pre-existing condition I'd think very, very carefully about the Middle East. A class one EASA medical means nothing here and even IF you pass the pre-employment medical every renewal will be a lottery depending on which doctor you get - if you win you get another year of flying, if you loose you loose your career. Do you feel lucky?
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Old 19th Dec 2022, 07:23
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Originally Posted by BigGeordie View Post
Emirates do their own medical insurance which is one of the reasons the employment medical is so strict. If you have any further problems down the line with your heart you may well find the Emirates "insurance" doesn't cover you and medical care in Dubai is extremely expensive. With any kind of pre-existing condition I'd think very, very carefully about the Middle East. A class one EASA medical means nothing here and even IF you pass the pre-employment medical every renewal will be a lottery depending on which doctor you get - if you win you get another year of flying, if you loose you loose your career. Do you feel lucky?
the misconception is to believe emirates has or is an insurance - it is not . Emirates pays the bills if your medical needs. Meaning if you require a longer Treatment its going to be payed by the Company by simple transferring the amount.itís not an insurance, itís a cost factor in the Finance data. Nothing else. A position every manager wants to cut or lower to zero as on the sheet you will cost a salary + benefits + medical expenses. Which catapults you as an individual outside of calculated and predicted budget, nominating you to something to get rid of.
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Old 19th Dec 2022, 13:53
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Cheers folks, matches up with the tales Iíve heard from my family out there.

Kind of disappointing, hard to find anything that pays well in Europe these days, especially if like myself you are looking at forced early retirement on medical grounds (statistically speaking) and need to have your finances sorted by early 50s.

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