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Old 10th Jul 2013, 07:02
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Class 1 Medical Restrictions - Job Prospects

Hi there,
Recently I have received my CASA Class 1 Medical however it has some restrictions and I would appreciate the opinion of others in regards to career prospects.

I have restrictions for both reading and distance corrective vision (which from various opinions is no big deal), something I had previously on my class 2 for PPL.
Another restriction "Special Condition" which requires me to provide a report from a specialist on a minor neuropathy condition when I go for my Class 1 renewals.

The neuropathy is a minor isolated one to the wrist and has been stable for 4 years and the prognosis for it is to continue being stable. It has no affect on my life including my flying and my labour intensive job (lifting loads 35kg plus).

I'm fully aware of the already competitive road to becoming an airline pilot. Given my "Special Condition" restriction, if I build the required hours in GA and all else being good will the airlines consider me?

Opinions appreciated, thanks a lot
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Old 10th Jul 2013, 09:39
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Does it affect your ability to fly an aeroplane?

...probably won't affect your career in regionals.

Is it ever likely to get worse - and if it does get worse could you possibly blame your employer (and get compo from them?)?

...might affect long term stuff. Maybe.

If you have a Class 1 medical and you can fly and work without restriction I can't see many companies getting worried.

I have a defective heart valve which will require replacement "one day". I disclosed it fully to Qantas and they weren't worried at all in the medical asessment (I still fcked up in the Simulator and missed out on the job however).

When you get older you will start gathering notes, limitations and restrictions on your medical like you are currently collecting type and design feature endorsements on your licence.

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I have a defective heart valve which will require replacement "one day".
That actually explains a LOT!!!
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I haven't left the world of GA yet so not sure how it will go in rpt world.
I have the same on my medical (different medical condition) requiring specialist reports, bloods etc every renewal. I have found that by bringing supporting paperwork from your specialist and casa to job interviews to demonstrate that it won't impact your ability to fly, it is a non event.

If all you need is a bit of time off every now and then to see the specialist no one seems to care.
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That actually explains a LOT!!!
I'd rather have that gene than be a Kiwi!
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Yeah..... Die early, or party hard! Good call!!!


Ps..... You know I love you!
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Stop it. People will talk.
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