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Old 20th Apr 2019, 15:04
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CAAC medical

Hello guys.

Right now I have the EASA medical class 1 and it's accepted with an heart murmur/aortic regurgitation. The only restriction i have is that i need ultrasound every second year.
​​I don't think its possible to pass the CAAC medical because of their requirements.
What do you think? Any with the same kind of problem?

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Emil
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 04:34
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They'll probably make you do a 24hr Holter monitor (basically a 24hr ecg) and then make decision based on that.
If you have leave available and your chosen airline is paying your flight and accommodation I'd go for it.
Good luck.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 13:46
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Thanks for the answer. So do you think there is any opportunity to go through with the failure i have?
Otherwise my heart is fully normal and the aortic regurgitation is the "only" thing there is abnormal.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 06:37
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They are pretty strict on the medical. But itís worth a try to stick the 24 hour heart monitor machine if the hospital offers you it.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 19:40
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Avoid all stimulant drugs, starting now. Not talking about cocaine, talking about caffeine as in tea and coffee. Take enough
potassium, as in Bananas. If they see a run doublets or any triplets on the Holter test, it is full stop, no retest...but nothing is really for sure in China anyway.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 10:46
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Hi, while talking about the CAAC medical...
can anyone with a few medicals under his belt mention if you know what might be other issiesbgetting the CAAC medical?
I have heard High Cholesterol, kidney stones and even eye surgery (the old stile, not the lasik method).
Thanks,
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Old 2nd May 2019, 16:03
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If I were you, I wouldn’t do it as eventually they will Fail you. You may pass the initial then 6 months later fail out. They will give you every heart test known in medicine once they get their hooks into you. Plan on a CT heart scan with radio active dye and every 6 months a 48 hour Holter and treadmill once a year along with an echocardiogram (color ultrasound) every 6 months. The stress and headaches you will go through is not worth it. All the best if you decide to give it a go. Try and relax as best you can while doing the treadmill test if possible as it helps you avoid double pre-starts.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 04:05
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Saw a guy on the treadmill at the highest incline. I thought he was going to have a heart attack.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 12:03
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How do the chain smoking and msg eating chinese pilots manage to pass this crap every 6 months?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 14:06
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Expats and locals are not held to the same standards.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 21:54
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Originally Posted by Smooth Airperator View Post
I did the initial last few months and my candidate buddy failed the color test (Ishihara). He said in 15 years he never experienced any problems with color vision. They said he got the majority wrong from the book and there was no chance for him to pass a medical in China. Quite unbelievable really! They made me buy some glasses for a border-line weak right eye (I've been flying 18 years and never had any issues with eyesight). I was led to believe they weren't that hot on eyesight considering so many Chinese people have vision problems but turns out they are! So if you have any doubt about your eyes make sure your prescription is up to date.
So do they have any alternative test for color-vision i.e. Farnsworth's lantern? How do they deal with a mild-HBP controlled with sartanics (no diuretics, no ABCs)?

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