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Another question i wanted to ask was what are the medical requirements for doing a PPL? I hear there are classes of medical certificates for PPL, Commercial etc. What kind of conditions and illnesses disqualify you from flying? And how often does one have to go for checkups?
You would require a functioning pecuniary gland.
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Lardbeast wrote:You would require a functioning pecuniary gland.
:lol: LB, you get me every time...
...and you will have to excercise it regularly.
LB - you not well boet!
CLIO - PPL would require a Class 2 Medical, and you could search Avcom for some AME's in your area. You will have tests done on your vision, hearing, heart rate, lung capacity, balance, with ECG. If under 40 you have to be tested every 2 years, if over 40, then every year.
Specific conditions that will ground you - there are some. Best is to get your medical first, THEN proceed with your PPL training. Have it done at least within your first 2 lessons!
Hey Clio, document attached for a ppl you need a class 2 medical
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I have attached the requirements for the PPL for you here. It gives the minimum requirements for general, visual, hearing and colour recognition assessments. Hope this helps
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For those of you that are as doff as I am....
pecuniary gland noun. Whimsical monetary "gland" said to be a part of the mental anatomy of lawyers, doctors, and other professionals who bill for their time.
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I think secretly you're asking for it....
That prostate inspection can be done two ways ...
one with the finger, shows up irregularities, enlargement etc.
Two with a blood test ...
suggest you have these tests alternating with your medicals ...
It may not be pleasant, but is as necessary as Pap Smear and Mammograms ...
Suggest you don't skip them ... the big C is sneaky and will collect youngsters too ...
(Me no medical person, just relating the doctors words ... )
Thanks Algoa and Buz for the info, will definitely have a look at it. Reason i'm asking is that there's bit of a family history of certain conditions and i want to make sure everything's ok. Am really hoping that i can still do my PPL training....hold thumbs!
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