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Qatar Airways Medical with Restrictions

Old 21st Nov 2019, 03:26
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Qatar Airways Medical with Restrictions

Hi there.

Ive gotten into a situation where I just got a OML, SIC and SSL restriction in my class 1 medical.

I got these, as I had an eye condition requiring medical treatment with medication, that does not go with flying. Iím fully clear of that now, but now there is a suspicion that I might have rheumatoid arthritis in my back, which can be the cause of the eye condition I had, and it might bring it back. It might never have it again and also, I can have it several times.

Because of this, my CAA required me to have the OML restriction, the SIC restriction which says that I have to undergo regular checks by a specialist and report to my licensing CAA and AME.

Would you think, this would prevent me from joining Qatar or do you think, that as long as I still can maintain a valid Class 1 medical Iím fine?
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 18:03
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Maybe google doctors who do Qatar medicals and try to contact them?
if it is allowed in U.K. or EASA then should be allowed in Qatar
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 19:57
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I would go a step further and say you could even consider doing the entire QCAA Class One before youíve joined (know a few people whoíve done this). Cost you £200 or whatever it is... will remove any doubt and will count as the actual when youíve joined. Was refundable before, not sure about now... given we do the medicals inhouse. There are a couple of good Qatar accredited AMEs in Stanstead and Singapore.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 02:36
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Originally Posted by bananaman2 View Post
I would go a step further and say you could even consider doing the entire QCAA Class One before youíve joined (know a few people whoíve done this). Cost you £200 or whatever it is... will remove any doubt and will count as the actual when youíve joined. Was refundable before, not sure about now... given we do the medicals inhouse. There are a couple of good Qatar accredited AMEs in Stanstead and Singapore.
I was actually considering doing that. But then Iím in doubt, that Qatar Airways would find me interesting with a few limitations on my medical. Or do you think they will hire me, as long as I have a valid Class 1 medical?
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 12:05
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Although QR is very understanding if you develop a medical condition while working for them the same is not true if you try to join with some kind of condition. Idk why people on this region freak out over any minor medical issue involving pilots, I kind of get a feeling no one wants to take the responsibility to clear a pilot with any sort of condition. Iím not saying they wonít take you, but for sure they will give you an awfully hard time asking for all kinds of additional testings and reports. Best approach is if youíve got nothing to show at this time just donít mention it... and in the future if your condition develops any further donít mention youíve experienced it before. ďDonít ask and donít tellĒ works best there...

Good luck!
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