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Postby Mystique » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:43 pm

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?


Postby Lardbeast » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:06 pm

You would require a functioning pecuniary gland.
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Postby Regi » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:39 pm

Lardbeast wrote:You would require a functioning pecuniary gland.
:lol: LB, you get me every time...

...and you will have to excercise it regularly. :wink:

Postby Empty » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:51 pm

LB - you not well boet! :wink:

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!

Postby no_handle » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:52 pm

Hey Clio, document attached for a ppl you need a class 2 medical
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Postby Algoa » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:44 pm

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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Postby loansharkblv » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:36 pm

For those of you that are as doff as I am.... :wink:

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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Postby RV » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:26 am

Why am I the only one who gets a prostrate gland inspection then :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Postby Redline » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:30 am

the doc "likes" you :lol:
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Postby Folkmoot » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:38 am

'cause you are a male and a toppie :lol: :lol: :lol:

Postby Empty » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:58 am

RV wrote:Why am I the only one who gets a prostrate gland inspection then :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I think secretly you're asking for it.... :twisted: :twisted:

Postby RV » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:19 am

Soff all of you :lol: :lol: :lol:

Postby cvh. » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:27 am

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 ...

So Enjoy.

(Me no medical person, just relating the doctors words ... )

Medical Requirements for Pilots

Postby Mystique » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:25 pm

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! :-)

You other guys, you really crack me up :lol: Must say the humor is very kewl here, always look forward to reading the forum, if not for the info, definitely the humor is a plus :-)

As for the prostrate examination, shame guys :? Guess being a guy has SOME advantages to us ladies... then again, maybe not :wink:

Postby Yakman » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:37 pm

Lardbeast wrote:You would require a functioning pecuniary gland.

And how :shock: :shock: :shock: I don't any can prepare you for the extent it will have to function :twisted: :twisted:
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