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Old 11-26-2020, 09:13 PM   #31  
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Originally Posted by jamesnobrakes View Post
right, the faa is looking anonymous social media. That's a new level of paranoia.

My point was that if he is at a high disability % for arthritis, his medical application probably flags, range of motion is an important medical qualification. A few years ago the faa started coordinating with the va, so this may have not been flagging anything before, but it would now.
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Old 12-06-2020, 02:52 PM   #32  
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Originally Posted by C17B74 View Post
True for the most part, although they seemed very curious on my arthritis which has been documented for years. Just this summer they became very interested and requested immediate information on type, restrictions, range of motion evaluation, medications, etc. Maybe a ball dropped early on, but I do understand that it might be of interest if I needed a cane, walker, Segway scooter or something to get to my working seat. Paperwork/evaluations submitted and all is quiet on Middle TN front thankfully.
If they're worried about your range of motion sitting in the seat and flipping switches, they really should be concerned with the FA's in the back and the physical demands of their job then. Double standard.
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Sorry delayed response. Arthritis rating is a low % of overall rating compared to the rest so it was doubtful as a trigger. The arthritis alarm wasn’t anything loud is my presumption, just that the FAA really hasn’t been that busy with pilots falling off the books as many did not need to do physicals for quite some time. My name probably popped as I continued to do physicals due to being required to fly internationally anytime anywhere - never take the chance that any other country will honor FAA policies. They were probably bored to death and we’re just revisiting files for clarity sake.

*Just did a in-person physical/review on one of my high ratings at the 3 year point. I was initially told the VA might review ratings at the 5 year point after retirement and so forth. Maybe because it was a high rating; therefore, 3 years came into play. All went well as the rating was maintained.
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