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Visible Scars for Pilots in ME?

Old 24th Aug 2020, 23:05
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Grrr Visible Scars for Pilots in ME?

Hey y'all,

I was wondering if pilots applying to Middle Eastern airlines (EK, QR, EY, etc.) are allowed to have visible scars (that are not linked to any medical condition at all) on their limbs and chest by any chance?
I know that they're going pretty strict on this sort of thing when it comes to selecting flight attendants, but I can't seem to find any info about whether if they're using the same standard for pilot selection.

Please help me out and thanks in advance!
Cheers,

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Old 24th Aug 2020, 23:51
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of course !
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 00:57
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Got a few scars but never had a problem in the ME, keep pants on and a long sleeve shirts.
(not sure if you are taking about facial scars..?)
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 01:38
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Do you mean that pilots applying for ME airlines can have scars or cannot have scars? Just to clarify.

I have a 4 inch-long scar on my outer forearm that ends about 2 inches apart from the position of my wrist watch - that is not too distinctive, but clearly can be seen if someone is looking at my arm.
Do they ask you to submit any questionnaire about body scars (like the flight attendants do) or go through any sort of body inspection during the pilot selection process (or during the med certification), may I ask?

Thanks for enlightening by the way.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 04:32
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put that way
the contracts of the 50+ old CC had not been renewed because they are 50 as number but because they don’t look like 20 year olds anymore
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 05:27
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They are not recruiting anyone for a long time to come, still throwing away the last used ones.......
I dont think it would be a problem for a pilot but Cc it would be probably.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 10:58
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Shouldn't be a problem, not least because you will pick up plenty of scars whilst in the Middle East. Most of them mental and emotional though, so less visible than physical scars, but much more concerning.
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 11:22
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Good grief. Drammmmmaaaaaaa....

Dubai may be d-bag central and have a particularly high concentration of oxygen thieves but it's not like you're being waterboarded at EGHQ.

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Old 25th Aug 2020, 14:40
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Tongue in cheek dear boy, tongue in cheek. Seems like all you pilots have lost your sense of humour of late...
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Old 25th Aug 2020, 15:29
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Spectre,

No it doesn’t matter at all!

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Old 25th Aug 2020, 15:39
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No scars no proof .

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Old 26th Aug 2020, 02:24
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The supply of pilots will be outstripping demand for the next few years. All things being equal why hire someone with scars? Not trying to be cruel but the interviewer does not have time to dig deeper.

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Old 26th Aug 2020, 04:25
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What a joke this thread !
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Old 26th Aug 2020, 05:15
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The good news is they won’t hire ANYBODY for a good while, so there you go problem solved
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Old 26th Aug 2020, 07:54
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I have a scar similar to what you’re describing - the doctor noted it as an identifying feature during my initial medical but apart from that nothing was ever said
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Old 26th Aug 2020, 17:06
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Living and working in the ME will leave you with scares. Not physical ones though.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 09:41
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Fatbus : yeah. Better over on "jetblast " really. While we are here though, ex mate of mine was the centre of a three car pile up & survived but left with multiple body scars. Never affected his flying career with several carriers under his belt. Had an enviable career with the chicks too.

Self-harming scars, you know, multiple fag-end burns , knife scars , across the wrists rather than along the forearm ..........might.........just , worry the quacks , but I doubt it.
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