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1st Class Physical question
Drew8803 posted a topic in General Military Helicopter DiscussionsHello all, I am scheduled to take my 1st class flight physical in Ft Hood on Nov. 4th. I have a question about the vision portion. last week MEPS got me at 20/20 vision both eyes used together. (I don’t own or use any corrective lenses). Now I am fearful that each individual eye is less than 20/20, a couple years ago I was tested at 20/25 each individual eye, and 20/20 overall. That being said, should I go get an eye exam prior to the flight physical and bring any corrective lenses with me to Ft Hood if necessary? Or will I be ok to go without any corrective lenses and see what happens? Thank you to anyone who assists with my question.
Will Hypertension DQ Me?
DeadIy posted a topic in General Military Helicopter DiscussionsHi anyone. I am 19 years old and want to start my process of applying for WOFT. I am still somewhat young so I'm taking things easily. My only concern is my blood pressure. Since I was 16 I have been taking medication to manage my blood pressure. I've always been fit and healthy, I am not overweight or anything. My doctor has recently brought the idea of taking me off my meds since my blood pressure has been great since I started treatment. The medication I'm taking is a very small dosage and so I strongly believe that I can beat this by starting a healthier lifestyle. I know high blood pressure is a DQ, but would anyone know If I could get a waiver (or have to) assuming that I'm able to control my blood pressure without any medication? I heard its a pain in the butt to deal with waivers, but I won't give up easily as it's my ultimate goal in life to one day be an Army aviator.
Hello everyone, I'm a new member on this group. Looks like a great forum. I need some help. I wish to become a helicopter pilot and would really appreciate your guidance. (background:I'm in my second last year of engineering from India) I had the following few questions in this regard: Your help is much appreciated. Which country has the best institutes for helicopter training? Among the institutes in the recommended country which are ranked on the top? Which helicopter should one train on? Which is the best terrain for helicopter training? Are there any special requirements for admission to the institute? How and when can I start preparing for the admissions? Are there any implications regarding LASIK eye correction surgery? How is current job scenario for helicopter pilots?
This may seem like a silly question but until recently I had never gone for a physical. I started turned in my MedXpress online portion a fair amount of time before going in for the actual physical. Mainly due to nerves that I wouldn't pass due to my eyesight. Going off some advice I received previously, I went in to apply for my second class certificate since I knew that if I started down this road I'd want to go for at least my commercial cert. Anyway, I went in and ended up walking out with a first class cert the same day. From what I've heard, this process could take weeks. The doctor is actually the one who informed me that he could issue me a first class cert right then because I met all the requirements and it was the same price. I was ecstatic because I had been worried for so long on whether or not I'd even qualify for second class but the more I think about it the more I wonder how legit it is. Could it really be that easy or was I duped? I'm not trying to sound uniformed or ungrateful if it's legit, just curious.