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Old 09-23-2014, 05:55 PM   #11  
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No medical exam for DAL. Class I and drug test.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:07 AM   #12  
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No medical at Alaska. Just need a 1st class.
Thanks for that! Much appreciated..

On a side note, I'm actually going to Daytona this weekend to try out some of these new tests (Color vision) in a research study. Should be interesting...
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Eagle (envoy) used to have a full medical exam done in house, but when I was hired in 2011, they had reduced it to a hearing test, eye test, and drug test. No test for color deficiency.

Does anyone know if Spirit requires one? The only thing I worry about is the color deficiency test. On my initial medical, I couldn't pass the Ishihara test for color deficiency, so I had to jump through some hoops to take the Farnsworth Lantern Test. I haven't had any troubles with it since. I just hope my next airline doesn't do the plates test, because I'm not sure they would want to go through the trouble to get me the Lantern test.
Same concerns.. but see above in the thread.. the standards are probably going to change soon, and you might be able to pass the second level testing (CAD, etc) when and if they do.. Otherwise if you can't pass, you'll need to take the Waiver ride (Operational and Flight test for color vision).. you'll get a letter of evidence with an unrestricted medical if you pass.
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What about United, UPS and JetBlue?
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:28 AM   #15  
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Quick question, why do airlines have medical standards that are higher than what is asked by the regulatory bodies such as the FAA? To me it seems like it only limits the number of pilots you can hire and it doesn't always translate to having safer operations.
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One thing I tend to worry about is that airlines would be hesitant to hire someone who is on a high-maintenance Special Issuance Medical that would require several hoops to leap through every year just to remain certified.

Why hire someone in this situation when there are countless other pilots that don't have to undergo numerous tests each year and face possible grounding if there are any hiccups.
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No medical at Alaska. Just need a 1st class.
True, but the drug test includes testing for nicotine. Alaska will not hire current tobacco users.

Once you get hired, smoke 'em if you got 'em.
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Does anyone know how a Class 1 with a special issuance for sleep apnea is treated for hiring at the major airlines/cargo carriers?

I may be getting out of the military in the next year or two and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea (I was feeling fatigued all the time and asked for the test) . My military waiver to return to flying status was no problem, and I am feeling more rested and alert than I can remember now that I am getting actual rest. I have found numerous examples of pilots already flying for the airlines/cargo carriers that have sleep apnea, but haven't found any actual stories or details on whether you can be hired if you have it as a pre-existing condition.

So basically, my question is: do airlines/cargo carriers treat a FC1-SI the same as a FC1 when hiring new pilots?


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I've found a few threads here and elsewhere basically stating that this situation used to be a problem, but now is ok. Does anyone know of any recent anecdotes/ actual experiences?
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What exactly were/are carriers doing in their in house medicals that aren't done by the AME?

Push-up test?

Lung capacity test?
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