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Old 12th Jun 2007, 14:22
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Class 1 initial is 310
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 14:44
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How many Classes are there, and at which point in the training is it necessary to take them?
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:02
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How many Classes are there, and at which point in the training is it necessary to take them?
Class 1 = Professional Flying Class 2 = Private Flying Class 3 = ATC Chris
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 17:05
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How many Classes are there, and at which point in the training is it necessary to take them?
You should do it before you even start your training.
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 20:19
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Forgive me, BMI has to be below 35, not 25 as previously advised. Will edit initial post to reflect this.
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 20:55
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Cheers eddy for the update
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Old 13th Jun 2007, 03:08
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Quick question for anyone in the know.

I went through the whole medical and was given all my results there and then. Well, for everything except the urine sample. I provided it, left it in the tray, and left it. Didn't hear anything more of it.

Another small issue arose during my medical which prevented them from passing me there and then, but others were leaving with their certificates. My question is, what happens to those urine samples? Are they analysed on the day while you're doing other things, or could those who took certificates away ysterday be called at some time in the near future and told "oh, er, we need our certificate back"????

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Old 13th Jun 2007, 10:57
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Eddy....

My initial at LGW was actually a "recurrent" because I already held a class 1 ICAO (Canada) However, I was issued my cert. on the same day by the Doc after the strip down and groin rub With a little conjecture here, I assume that the urine samples are subject to basic checks and if anything else comes up, they may be sent off. Your best bet is to phone the CAA - it could in all likelihood be nothing, or maybe even that they were too busy on the day to check all the samples and issue there and then.

Good luck!
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Old 16th Jun 2007, 12:54
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Hi matey, thanks for this.

The issue I had wasn't related to the urine sample. It was relating to an irregularity found during the ECG. Waiting now to be put on monitor for 24h and see cardiologist.

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Old 17th Jun 2007, 00:19
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Hi matey, thanks for this.

The issue I had wasn't related to the urine sample. It was relating to an irregularity found during the ECG. Waiting now to be put on monitor for 24h and see cardiologist.

Good luck Eddy mate hope for the best, Keep us up to date on how you do
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 13:46
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Is the first renewal much of the same?
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 00:25
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Random question,

I done the medical ages ago, and done the cough two veg test but does anyone know what they are actullay looking for :S

Might be a stupid question, but I have no idea!
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 02:04
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does anyone know what they are actullay looking for

....the fun of it?
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 10:38
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What type of medical do one need for becoming an ATC operative? Anyone?

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 23:00
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Question Failed IAA Class 1 medical - Advice needed!

Hi all,
I have just failed my Class 1 medical in Ireland. I was granted a Class 2. I was told I was just within renewal limits for a Class 1 but outside the initial levels required (Astigmatism). Do I have any remaining options open to me that anyone knows of? I want to fly helis within Ireland and the EU. I am 31 and my prescription has been stable for years.
I have heard that I may be considered eligible by the CAA in the UK if I had a PPL and had passed the CPL (H) exams and had the required hours built up? Does anybody know if this is a possibility? Would the CAA be likely to tell me that an application under the circumstances outlined above would stand a chance or not? I have emailed the CAA with copies of my prescription and the IAA report. I'm still waiting for a reply! I'm hoping that someone on here has some info!
I have also heard that Spain does not apply the JAA limits as strictly as other EU states and that it might be possible to pass the initial Class 1 there. Does anyone know if this is true? ALso if there is any truth in this rumour, does anyone have any information about doing the medical in Spain?
Apologies if this has been asked numerous times before but I'm desperate at this stage. I was looking forward to a new career in flying! Thanks in advance for any info or advice!
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 23:44
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JAA medical

Hi,
sorry to hear that you failed the medical.... To my personal knowledge, it seems that the UK are the most relaxed as far as vision standards are concerned, so the outcome of your letter to the UK CAA might already be positive.

Even if they should say "NO", it seems that EASA standards will be somewhat more relaxed then JAA when they are implemented, I have not heard any specific values for initial yet, but apparently "at least +/- 5 diopters initially, probably no more requirement on renewal" according to rumors at mylast medical visit. So maybe you should try to find out about what EASA requirements will be and if they work out for you, just consider getting FAA training in the meantime, and convert to European when EASA becomes effective.

Either way you do it, I hope it works out for you!

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Old 19th Jun 2007, 19:24
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medical exam

I want to get my private pilots license (level 3 exam), but I am a little scared to jump on it right away since I have smoked marijuana recently . I was wondering how thorough the drug testing was, and how long do I need to wait before it will not show up.

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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 02:42
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Class 1 medical fitness query

Hi all,

I've been reading through the other posts on the medical, and can't find anything to answer my question.

Booked my class 1 initial for a couple of weeks time, and I'm getting worried about it already, I think I'm probably just over reacting.

Passed the class 2 initial ok last year, but they don't do a lung capacity test for that. What sort of level of fitness do you need to pass the lung capacity test? Should I be doing any physical training over the next couple of weeks, or will it not affect the result?

Don't have any health problems that I know of, got a healthy BMI, but it doesn't take much to get my out of breath (effect of laziness and owning a car!!!). Trying to give up the smoking too, been cleen now for about two weeks.

If I can keep of the fags, then I guess that should help my cause.

Anybody in the know got any advice or tips for me?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 05:47
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Dude post in the medical section and you will get a better response.

With regards to the class 1 medical i was sooooooooooooooooo overweight when i did mine initially all those years ago and i passed with flying colours.

However i do remember running everyday a month before so that may have had some positive effects. I've lost huge amounts of weight since then but i remember i didn't have a great lung capacity (for a non smoker) and i passed.

The 'docs' down there have a philosophy of doing all they can so they can pass and not fail you unless you have a serious defect that affects the operation of a pressurised metal tube.

Relax, chill have fun it will all be fine (you will walk round for most of the session like a porn star on a break ie. in a gown)
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 07:43
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come on dudes! Get with it!
You are responsible of the lives of anything from 1-500 people! (including yourself!) Being fit should be your number one priority. If you are not motivated enough to do physical training, you should start thinking about a different career! You having a heartattack in front of a computer is better than in a 747 on final approach. Less people affected............
I mean who would you rather see getting behind the controls of your mothers (yes, dear old mommy!) airplane? A fat tub of lard who cant take 2 steps without gasping for air (I have actually seen it!) or a guy doing chinups waiting for departure? (ok, I havent seen that but you get the point)

The class 1 medical should include a fitness test. A pilot should have a higher fitness level than the average "civilian". If nothing else it would weed out the lazy overdrinking, oversmoking, overeating unfit lot of you and almost completely remove the high unemployment rate in this business. ps. I can benchpress 120 kgs and run forever, I have a job!!!!!!!!!
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