- Am I eligible for a student pilot's certificate?
You are eligible if:
• You are at least 16 years old. If you plan to pilot a glider or balloon, you must be at least 14 years old.
• You can read, speak, and understand English
• You hold at least a current class-II medical certificate.
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- Where do I go for my Class II medical exam?
List of authorized Class-II medical examiners is given at DGCA website: http://www.dgca.gov.in/medical/class2-ind.htm
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- Where do I go for my Class1 medical exam?
There are three DGCA authorized Air Force Medical Establishments where you can get your class 1 medical done.
1. Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), Delhi
2. Institute of Aviation Medicine (IAM), Bangalore
3. No 5, Air Force Station Hospital, Jorhat Assam (recently authorized by DGCA)
Phone: 0376-2310248. Fax: 0376-2311830.
For appointment contact on phone between 0900 to 1100 and follow up your request by fax.
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- Do you conduct online advise?
Yes, we do conduct online medical counselling. Contact at this email address - email@example.com
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- class 1 medical where can I do in India
You can either go to AFCME at Delhi
Go to IAM at Bangalore
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- What are the minimum educational qualifications for becoming a pilot.
12th Pass with Maths as one of the subjects.
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- What is the minimum age to start the class 1 medicals
You should be atleast 17 yrs before you start your medical. DGCA will issue the licence only at 18 yrs of age
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- how long does it take to complete an medical examination?
Generally in two working days. In case there is some medical problem you are made TU for few weeks ( depending on the ailment.
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- what are the health requirments for airline pilots,like hight for woman,weight,etc...
There is no minimum height criteria. Although the airlines are a little particular. It is always better to to get a cockpit fitness test done in case you are a marginal case.
Under weight / overweight are both investigated to rule out any underling medical ailment. test like Bld sugar, lipid profile, thyroid test are performed. If no ailment is detected than the aspiring pilot is declared medically fit with an advise to reduce weight by the next medical. Therefore Weight alone is not a criteria for unfitness.
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- i had one prob MIP(mitral value prolapse leafelt grade-1)..the dr says its like jeans prob only other than nothing to say..i had not smoking ,drinking and other bad habits..in this situation i am medically fit or unfit fr pilot training...plz advise me...
Hello Mr Kannan
Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) you are fit only if you have :-
1. No Symptoms like chest pain etc.
2. MVP is Grade 1 changes ( Like in your case)
3. No ECG change like Rhythm disturbances
4. 24 Hrs Holter monitoring and TMT is normal.
5. No Mitral regurgitation .
6. Normal left ventricular function.
7. No history of transient Ischemic attacks (TIA)
Therefore you should check out these points with your cardiologist and then only under take a Class 1 medical.
You can also scan and mail me the 2 D Echo report for further disposal.
Thankx for consultation & hope you are satisfied by the answer.
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- what are the medical tests that i hve to go through before applying for CPL
Depends on your age
If you are below 35 yrs
you need only to report to the medical center.
They will conduct - Routine haemogram, Urine Re,Biochemistry, ECG, X-ray of chest and EEG. If your obese then you will under go Beside the above, Lipid profile and at times asked to get Thyroid profile.
If you are above 35 yrs - Then you will require to untake an TMT test in addition to all the test above.
In case any abnormality is detected then further test will be as per that disabilty.
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- can i be fit in class 1 medical with old wedge compression fracture
Yes, If your fracture is stable and clinically quiet. You generally will require to carry an orthopeadic opinion confirming the same.
At the medical center you will be examined and if the movements of the spine are found full and free with no neurological deficit you should be than cleared for your class 1 medical.
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- validity of class 2 assesment
The Class 2 medical assessment is valid for 12 months. You can get it renewed up to 4 wks in advance. You need to convert this to a Class 1 medical assessment by taking the required appointment at appropriate centers.
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- my height is 5.4 feet, can i be able to become a commercial pilot?
There is no minimum height criteria for commercial flying. However most of the airlines are a little fussy. You will be fit for Class 1 medical if on examination you are found to be able to reach the controls in the cockpit adequately and and apply adequate pressure on the rudder pedals with the seat in the heighest position. Also your outside vision from the cockpit is adequate. For all this it is better to get a cockpit fitness certificate from your flying instructor at the flying school prior to the medical examination. With all this the medical examiner will not have any doubt in declaring you fit.
Thanks for asking
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- can a person having done lasik become a pilot??
Yes, you can now get a class 1 medical post lsaik surgery. You need to have:-
1. Six months since the surgery was done,
2. No opacity in the visual area. ie in the field of vision.
3. The corrected vision should be 6/6 each eye.
The rule are now quite relaxed. You can go ahead and apply.
Thanks for asking.
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- I am currently doing BE(Computer Science), IIIrd year and I want to become a Pilot. So please can you tell me, what are medical requirements like height, weight, eye sight etc. to become a pilot.
The commercial aircraft seat is designed for standing height between 155 & 185cm. If you are in the fringe a cockpit fitness certificate from the flying school may be required to assess you reaches to the controls etc.
Both over weight or under weight does not make you unfit. Only certain investigations will be done to rule out underlying disease if any. Weight is judged by BMI criteria ( WT in Kg / HT in Meters Square). The normal range of BMI is 20 - 25. However you should remember that because of weight alone you will never be made unfit.
Eye sight required is 6/6 correctable both eye with any amount of lens power. No Lasik surgery permitted ( only after six months of surgery).
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- I am being discharged from the marine corps for problems with my left ankle. I walk perfectly fine however when i run i have pain. you can see the conflict with being in the military. I am just wondering if i would be able to pass the flight physical.
You have not given me the exact diagnosis of your ailment. However generally speaking for civil aviation your functionality inside the cockpit is more important.
To clear your flight physicals you require is a opinion and fitness certificate from a orthopedic surgeon with all documentation and a Cockpit fitness certificate from your flight Instructor ( Flying school etc). Fitness thereafter is determined by undergoing a Human Engineering assessment which is nothing but to see your reaches to the controls and application of power on rudder pedal etc. You should be declared fit thereafter.
We have today in civil aviation pilots who were origionally from fighters and have sustained multipile fractures of spine and legs due to ejection and are flying commercial aircrafts with no restrictions. Therefore you have a fair chance of clearing the flight physicals.
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- Dear Sir/Madam,
my friend recently told me he thinks i have a deviated nose septum.(my nose is slightly tilted towards the left).will this prove to be a hindrince in obtaining my Class 1 medical.I didnt have any problems in my Class 2 in regards to this or anything else.
One thing i dont follow is how does DNS affect my flying.Not that i cant breathe,i can breathe through my nose and mouth.
Your help would be very appreciated.
Thanking you for your valuable time
DNS if significant will be a cause of temporary unfitness. You will be advised to under go surgery and report after the wound has healed completely (that is atleast 8 wks). So it is advised to seek a opinion of a good ENT splt and if advised go ahead with the operation.
DNS leads to blockage of the air passage. So in case you have a minor infection these air passages will further get obstructed and lead to delayed healing etc. While you are on the ground it is ok but during flying due to expansion of gases with altitude you will experince acute pain in the sinuses and it may lead to incapacitation in air leading to flight safety hazard. Therefore DNS is advised to be corrected before you are considered fit for flying.
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- i am temp. grounded due to esophoria. what are the limits of esophria for civil pilots?
What is the requirement by dgca?
Whether it can lead to a perm. unfit situation.
Esophoria is a cause of unfitness for commercial pilot duties as it causes eyestrain, headaches, blurred or double vision, apparent movement of print, and difficulty concentrating on and comprehending reading material.
This ailment needs to be corrected fully before fitness is granted. Esophoria is caused by a refractive error such as hyperopia (farsightedness), and glasses or contacts can correct the problem alone. However, sometimes vision therapy is needed to to help re-train the eyes to function more appropriately.
What you need to do is to consult a good ophthalmologist and seek advise on correction of your ailment.
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- If a pilot has psoriasis spots on his body, what will be the consequences on his class 1 medical in India and worldwide?
Psoriasis is a recurrent and progressive disease and will require treatment off and on. However at the time of the medicals if the pilot is free from the symptoms, the lesions are not active and he is not on any medication then he may be considered fit for his license medical. All this also needs to be supported by a fitness certificate from a dermatologist
Being a recurrent ailment if the pilot s put on any medication he is liable to become unfit. Decision is made on case to case basis.
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i am 18 year old girl from india.i have a rod attached 2my spinal cord,which i got operated when i was 13year old.this was because my spinal cord was slightly curved.but as such i have no problem,or no defect in my spinal cord,.i can do every thing what a normal human being can do,like any sport or dance or any other activity.so plz can you tell me that am i eligible 2become a pilot and clear all the medical exam before taking the course?
If the movements of the spine is full and free and there is no neurological defect that is you have no numbness etc then you have a good chance of been declared fit for commercial pilot duties. However at the time of aviation medicals you will require to bring current X- rays of the spine and a orthopedic surgeon's opinion on your fitness.
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- I'm a former Hodgkin's Lymphoma patient.
But now I'm free from this cancer after the transplant last 2 years.
I'm planning to be a pilot after my SPM next year.
Would I pass the Medical Certificate?
You need to be in complete remission to be put back to flying. 2 years period may not be enough specially after a transplant. Get a opinion of an oncologist summarising your treatment, current situation and possibility of future recurrance if any before you go in for your medicals. Two such opinions from two different doctors may be required.
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- My Eosinophil count has come high(12%), what is the implication for Class I medical
Normal acceptable range is 0 - 6 %. 12% is considered high. You will be made Temp unfit for 2 - 4 wks and asked to come back with a cure certificate. A repeat test will be conducted again. You need to get yourself treated prior to the medicals to avoid getting TU.
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I M 18 YEAR BOY AND WANT TO BECOME A COMMERCIAL PILOT.BUT WHENEVER I TRAVEL BY AIR I EXPERIENCE SEVERE PAIN IN RIGHT SIDE OF MY FACE(ESP. EYE AND FOREHEAD) ONLY DURING LANDING WHEN AIRPLANE BEGIN TO DESCEND ITS ALTITUDE.SO SHOULD IT INTERFERE IN MY ANY MEDICAL(CLASS I OR 2)AND HOW CAN IT B TREATED.I THINK IT IS SINUSTIS.PLEASE TRY TO SOLVE MY QUERY N ALSO GIVE APPROPRIATE SOLUTION AND ADVICE.
Yes ur correct. You probably have Frontal or maxillary sinusitis. You need to see a good ENT splt and rule out any infection or DNS (Deviated nasal septum) which may be causing obstruction to the sinus opening. To have clear sinuses in avation is very important. Before you decide on this career do get ur self fully treated.
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- Dear sir,
i would like to know about the initial medical before joining my flying club and would like to the status of my medicals before investing laks of ruppes in this as it is very expensive and difficult to manage hence i kindly request u to assist me in this concern
Before you think of flying first go in for ur class II medicals with any of the doctors mentioned on the DGCA site. On clearing that take an appointment with AFCME Delhi for your class I medicals. Generally if u dont have any specific problem you clear it with out any problems. Eye site should be atleast 6/6 both eyes correctable with glasses and no ENT or Medical problem. So go ahead with this procedure and if you clear then only enroll with a flying club. For more queries mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- I have very poor dental records. I met with an accident and have 4 fake teeth. 8+ with cavities. Will i be able to clear the class one medical?
Plz advice me....
Generally for class 1 medicals dental defects are not a cause of unfitness provided your speech is fine and there no frank infective lesion. If you are able to communicate in the cockpit that is good enough.
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- i have done my class II medicals in 2007 and got accessment for that....2008,2009 i got class II renewal but dint get accessment.now i want go for class I.i have done 110 hrs .can i go for class I or should i have get those accessments...and also any suggestions for class I mecials.thank you.
You can get your class 1 medical any time after getting the class2 medicals. Take an appointment at AFCME / IAM and all your old assessments will be in your medical file.At times you may not have recieved the reports but the approved CA 34 will be there in your file. What u need is the last assessment only. For full details on class 1 medical check out on the site ( http://pilots-medical.ocm ), it gives full details.
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- would anal fissures and internal piles make a pilot unfit. I have already done my class 1 medicals and they said i am fit but i am still confused
The ailment per say is not a cause for unfitness. But if you are on medication for same or it is symptomatic ie causing problem on prolonged sitting etc then it will make you unfit. The best solution is to get it surgically cured. The surgery is simple and at the max you will be off flying for 06 wks. If you have not currently flying then go ahead show it to a surgeon and if required get it cured. This problem is recurrent in nature but at any stage will not be a permanent cause of unfitness.
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- I had measles and am was on sick leave for 10 days. Do I have to undergo fresh class-I medical done.
No, 10 days is short period of absence and no fresh Class 1 medical is required. However you need to get a fitness from your company Doctor before you start flying.
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- can you obtain a private license with one eye?
Some of the countries permit this. Depends on the condition and a medical waiver need to be granted. No night flying / IMC etc. The reason is that one requires perfect binocular vision for flying. One eye vision restricts this and therefore the unfitness.
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- Hi Sir/Maam,
I would like to know what are the vision requirements required for a PPl & CPL.
As per DGCA policy, you need to have correctable vision to 6/6 Both Eyes with glasses. The power of glasses is immaterial.
There should be no other eye ailment.For more details click on this link http://www.pilots-medical.com/ClassIIvision.htm
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