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Paulwider
01-06-2017, 09:02 AM
I've got splenectomy operation 8 years ago due to car accident and internal bleeding. I want to get ATPL. Do you think that I could get medical 1 certificate?


CaptYoda
01-06-2017, 09:59 AM
What Class of Medical do you currently hold? I assume you disclosed your surgery which took place 8 years ago and therefore it was previously reported? I would suggest calling your current AME and asking him/her if you would qualify for a Class I. You can also contact AOPA, Leftseat.com, AMAS, Dr. Bruce Chien etc for advice on the matter.

Paulwider
01-06-2017, 11:04 AM
What Class of Medical do you currently hold? I assume you disclosed your surgery which took place 8 years ago and therefore it was previously reported? I would suggest calling your current AME and asking him/her if you would qualify for a Class I. You can also contact AOPA, Leftseat.com, AMAS, Dr. Bruce Chien etc for advice on the matter.

It will be my first application. I want to know before I start otherwise I need to choose another life for me


awax
01-06-2017, 11:51 AM
For Splenomegaly you'd be required to submit a hematologic workup, but with your history of Splenectomy there's no stated restriction under FAR 67.

Of course list the accident/procedure on boxes 18u and 18x on the 8500-8 application. You may be asked to provide additional information but it doesn't sound like a waiver or special issuance case.

Best way to find out if you can hold a 1st class is to apply for one.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/media/guide.pdf

rickair7777
01-06-2017, 11:52 AM
You said ATPL? Are you in the US? Are you talking about a US FAA ATP?

US (FAA) medical standards are easier to meet than most other countries. But you'll need to seek specific info on your country's rules.

I doubt your condition would disqualify you in the US, assuming you're in good health, but you'll need to conform that with the FAA.

Paulwider
01-06-2017, 11:11 PM
For Splenomegaly you'd be required to submit a hematologic workup, but with your history of Splenectomy there's no stated restriction under FAR 67.

Of course list the accident/procedure on boxes 18u and 18x on the 8500-8 application. You may be asked to provide additional information but it doesn't sound like a waiver or special issuance case.

Best way to find out if you can hold a 1st class is to apply for one.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/media/guide.pdf

I got splenectomy (removal of spleen) not splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen). They are totally different.

Paulwider
01-06-2017, 11:12 PM
You said ATPL? Are you in the US? Are you talking about a US FAA ATP?

US (FAA) medical standards are easier to meet than most other countries. But you'll need to seek specific info on your country's rules.

I doubt your condition would disqualify you in the US, assuming you're in good health, but you'll need to conform that with the FAA.

That's right I said ATPL. I live in Germany but I want to get my license from Netherlands.

awax
01-06-2017, 11:36 PM
That's right I said ATPL. I live in Germany but I want to get my license from Netherlands.

You'll get better information asking this question on PPrune.com

Paulwider
01-07-2017, 01:28 AM
You'll get better information asking this question on PPrune.com

Thank you very much for the help mate.



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