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Old 6th Sep 2019, 18:38
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Class 2 medical complexity?

Hi:
I am about to book to get my first class 2 medical as part of starting my journey to get my PPL.
From what I understand, I submit a medical form and then turn up for the assessment, if all goes well I get a certificate. I'm under 40 so I think it lasts 5 years.

I have two items of medical history which I wonder if it will cause any issues / delays:

1. I was in a road traffic incident over a decade ago, fractured pelvis, fully recovered.
2. I had a prolapsed disc which needed surgery about 6 years ago, I made a good recovery, I get the odd pain every so often if I over do-it (e.g. carry something too heavy) but generally ok.

Overall I am healthy, regular outings doing road cycling and climbing, no regular medication, you wouldn't be able to tell I had the two injuries above unless I told you.

Looking at the medical form it asks for any previous injuries. It seems like I will need to list these.
The question is, will the AME be able to assess me on the first appointment for a class 2 medical and be able to make a determination in that first session, or will my history mean it'll inevitably cause issues, possibly require extra evidence of fitness, costs etc?

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Old 6th Sep 2019, 19:03
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You should be fine PAUK, be truthful, and don't worry about the process. There is the very slightest chance a doctor could ask for more detail. If you're truly fit, that will be evident, and there will be no problem.
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Old 6th Sep 2019, 19:11
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Overall I am healthy, regular outings doing road cycling and climbing, no regular medication, you wouldn't be able to tell I had the two injuries above unless I told you.
You have answered your own question...

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Old 6th Sep 2019, 22:02
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It's a medical that is easy to pass if you meet the requirements and hard if you don't. The AME wants you to pass. It concentrates on your ability to see, hear, move and remain conscious so looks for things like diabetes , heart conditions or high blood pressure. If you have an issue it works out how to fix the thing to get you a medical. I've known people walk in with undiagnosed heart conditions, then get a medical after a life saving pacemaker.

Ive also flown with people with missing limbs so a bit of a limp is generally not an issue.

It's not a big deal. Generally if you can walk in and see to sign the cheque you pass. If not you find out something about yourself.
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