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FAA AME-- Dubai

Old 16th Oct 2016, 08:49
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FAA AME-- Dubai

Anyone have recent experience with any of the following AME's in Dubai?
Looking to get a FAA Class I (special issuance)

1. Ralph Joyce
2. Rajkumar Nair
3. Carole Chidiac
4. Rachel Hayek
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 09:51
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I have to say that the third name on your list is a nightmare - don't go anywhere near her. I was 'grounded' some time ago and despite a very eminent doctor saying that I should get back flying immediately, she wanted to send me to New Zealand, until she was over-ridden. Don't go anywhere near her. As for the others, I cannot comment.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 10:02
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I've used Dr. Joyce several times and recommend him. He's friendly and seems sensible.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 10:02
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I use Dr Ralph Joyce for my EASA medicals and it was a pleasant (as pleasant as medicals can be) and very straight forward.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 10:14
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Thanks. Looks like #1 or #2. I was a big Dr. Akel fan. Too bad he retired.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 10:19
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No 4 was fine. No drama.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 10:55
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#1 was fine.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 11:54
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Update. Thumps Up for Dr. Ralph Joyce at GMC Clinic. FAA Class I was done in 1 1/2 hrs.
The time is mainly because of the testing (eye, ECG etc) that is done before seeing him.
Extremely professional and non-invasive if you know what I mean!
Cost was AED 960.

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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 09:28
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Can anyone remember if they use the standard FAA eye chart for the test?
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 15:29
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Absolutely agree with what Gehenna said.
AVOID number 3!
I have heard many complaints
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