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hello,

 

questions on medicals have came up and medication questions have came up as well...

 

I was wondering if someone knew some of the cut and dry rules to being disqualified for your medicals to fly helicopters. I have came up with some questions that maybe some of you can answer for myself and others.

 

how would these effect you medicals, would you be disqualified???

 

diabetes,

 

diabetes controlled with oral medications...

 

having only one leg or one hand, with a prostesis limb

 

history or high blood pressure

 

having only one good eye??

 

high blood pressure controled with medications???

 

depression controlled with medications.

 

history of depression and antidepressant use for one year.

 

history of alcoholism ten years ago

 

active testicular cancer??

 

taking one or two painkillers a day for a recent back injury??

 

history of a heart bypass surgery with positive results..

 

spinal surgery ten years ago, with limited movement in your back

 

having metal plates in your functional leg

 

my point is that high blood pressure, diabetes, history or substance abuse or expirmentation, high cholesterol and clinical depression are some of the most popular diseases that many americans can expect to face in their life time. almost 25% of men over 40 will experience high blood pressure that is no longer high with a pill a day and I don't see how these could or would be automatic disqualifiers for being a pilot. I can see the medical problems that will directly effect your ability or judgement to fly a helicopter being disqualifiers, but who cares if someone has high blood pressure that is controlled by medications, or if someone has diabetes that is controlled and monitored each day. what if you have diabetes type 2 and you have an implanted insulin pump in your abdomen that monitors your blood sugar and controls it each hour. would this be considered ok to fly , a cure, so to speak, or would this be just too dangerous... I mean sure high blood pressure that is uncontrolled, can lead to a stroke sometime in ones life, but that is what medications are taken for, to cure the problem... Like i said before, are some of these problems something that you should just keep to yourself when visiting the faa medical examiner or do they do extreme background checks and verification of medical visits???

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hello,

 

questions on medicals have came up and medication questions have came up as well...

 

I was wondering if someone knew some of the cut and dry rules to being disqualified for your medicals to fly helicopters. I have came up with some questions that maybe some of you can answer for myself and others.

 

how would these effect you medicals, would you be disqualified???

 

diabetes,

 

diabetes controlled with oral medications...

 

history or high blood pressure...

 

high blood pressure controled with medications???...

my point is that high blood pressure, diabetes, history or substance abuse or expirmentation, high cholesterol and clinical depression are some of the most popular diseases that many americans can expect to face in their life time. almost 25% of men over 40 will experience high blood pressure that is no longer high with a pill a day and I don't see how these could or would be automatic disqualifiers for being a pilot. I can see the medical problems that will directly effect your ability or judgement to fly a helicopter being disqualifiers, but who cares if someone has high blood pressure that is controlled by medications, or if someone has diabetes that is controlled and monitored each day. what if you have diabetes type 2 and you have an implanted insulin pump in your abdomen that monitors your blood sugar and controls it each hour. would this be considered ok to fly , a cure, so to speak, or would this be just too dangerous... I mean sure high blood pressure that is uncontrolled, can lead to a stroke sometime in ones life, but that is what medications are taken for, to cure the problem... Like i said before, are some of these problems something that you should just keep to yourself when visiting the faa medical examiner or do they do extreme background checks and verification of medical visits???

 

Well, here is what FAA says about high blood pressure & diabetes...

http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/m...pecialissuance/

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