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Old 01-14-2013, 05:34 PM   #1  
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Default Steps if unable to get first class medical?

Hey everyone,

So, this is going to sound stupid, but I am a student pilot and for one of my classes I have an assignment of looking up the steps a pilot would go through if they were to fail the vision portion of getting their medical.

I have looked around Part 61 of the FARs and I find a lot of outlines about the medical but I can not seem to find the exact steps you would go through. Google seems to yield the same results.

Does anyone know exactly where in the FARs this is outlined? I'm not asking someone to tell me the steps, just where I can find the steps for this.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:39 PM   #2  
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It's FAR Part 67:

67.409 Denial of medical certificate.
(a) Any person who is denied a medical certificate by an aviation medical examiner may, within 30 days after the date of the denial, apply in writing and in duplicate to the Federal Air Surgeon, Attention: Manager, Aeromedical Certification Division, AAM-300, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 26080, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126, for reconsideration of that denial. If the person does not ask for reconsideration during the 30-day period after the date of the denial, he or she is considered to have withdrawn the application for a medical certificate.

(b) The denial of a medical certificate—

(1) By an aviation medical examiner is not a denial by the Administrator under 49 U.S.C. 44703.

(2) By the Federal Air Surgeon is considered to be a denial by the Administrator under 49 U.S.C. 44703.

(3) By the Manager, Aeromedical Certification Division, or a Regional Flight Surgeon is considered to be a denial by the Administrator under 49 U.S.C. 44703 except where the person does not meet the standards of 67.107(b)(3) and (c), 67.109(b), or 67.113(b) and (c); 67.207(b)(3) and (c), 67.209(b), or 67.213(b) and (c); or 67.307(b)(3) and (c), 67.309(b), or 67.313(b) and (c).

(c) Any action taken under 67.407(c) that wholly or partly reverses the issue of a medical certificate by an aviation medical examiner is the denial of a medical certificate under paragraph (b) of this section.

(d) If the issue of a medical certificate is wholly or partly reversed by the Federal Air Surgeon; the Manager, Aeromedical Certification Division; or a Regional Flight Surgeon, the person holding that certificate shall surrender it, upon request of the FAA.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:50 AM   #3  
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go see an OD(vision care centers like walmart) and see if you need glasses then retake the vision test. There are no FAR's that say this. This corrects 99% of failed eye exams.
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