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Old 12-28-2020, 02:52 AM   #11  
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my vision may be as bad as 20/40 in the bad eye Iím seeing a doctor soon to see if they can help. If I was granted a soda ride what exactly would they look for in order for me to prove my vision is good thanks
Basically they would evaluate whether your vision doesn't impair your ability to be a safe pilot.
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Basically they would evaluate whether your vision doesn't impair your ability to be a safe pilot.
Yeah. One-eyed pilots can get a SODA once they have had time adjust to the loss of steropsis. As long as the remaining eye is correctable to 20/20.
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Hey guys

theres a few videos and threads on the SODA and process
if in doubt call the AOPA medical license division they will tell you the process but itís something like this

contact local flight surgeon with a letter requesting med flight test and why, send a copy of the official FAA vision form that your optometrist completes (canít recall the form name itís like form 6400 or something like that)

flight surgeon will call/write a letter to you saying ok go ahead take a flight test and contact this local FSDO

you contact the local FAA FSDO and they schedule the test

you do the test, they ask things like Ďok how far away is that objectí Ďhow high do you think we are without looking at instrumentsí
watch you land and operate the aircraft safely

they tell you you pass or not and you receive a SODA in the mail and take for life to future AME appts

thatís the just of it but ask AOPA for the exact details

Airlines donít care and itís none of their business as you will have a 1st Class and thatís all that matters
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