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Class One Physicals

RV7BUILDER

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I am an enlisted aircrew member in the U.S.A.F. reserves and I recently had my annual air force flight physical. I was informed that I failed the depth perception portion of the eye test, which restricts me from doing flight deck duties in the air force. I'm also a private pilot that is pursuing a professional pilot carrer. Can anyone tell me if this will prevent me from getting a civilian Class One Flight Physical?
 

Vandal

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It won't...man I hate those **CENSORED****CENSORED****CENSORED****CENSORED** little raised circles. Just barely passed mine.
 

avbug

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Most likely not; go take the exam for a first class physical.

14 CFR 67. 103 provides the visual criteria for a first class medical certificate:

§ 67.103 Eye.

Eye standards for a first-class airman medical certificate are:

(a) Distant visual acuity of 20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses. If corrective lenses (spectacles or contact lenses) are necessary for 20/20 vision, the person may be eligible only on the condition that corrective lenses are worn while exercising the privileges of an airman certificate.

(b) Near vision of 20/40 or better, Snellen equivalent, at 16 inches in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses. If age 50 or older, near vision of 20/40 or better, Snellen equivalent, at both 16 inches and 32 inches in each eye separately, with or without corrective lenses.

(c) Ability to perceive those colors necessary for the safe performance of airman duties.

(d) Normal fields of vision.

(e) No acute or chronic pathological condition of either eye or adnexa that interferes with the proper function of an eye, that may reasonably be expected to progress to that degree, or that may reasonably be expected to be aggravated by flying.

(f) Bifoveal fixation and vergence-phoria relationship sufficient to prevent a break in fusion under conditions that may reasonably be expected to occur in performing airman duties. Tests for the factors named in this paragraph are not required except for persons found to have more than 1 prism diopter of hyperphoria, 6 prism diopters of esophoria, or 6 prism diopters of exophoria. If any of these values are exceeded, the Federal Air Surgeon may require the person to be examined by a qualified eye specialist to determine if there is bifoveal fixation and an adequate vergence-phoria relationship. However, if otherwise eligible, the person is issued a medical certificate pending the results of the examination.
 

Flint

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If you can have it corrected to 20/20, you will qualify for first class. I believe the aircarriers have different policies on eye sight requirements.
 

9Iron

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I was selected to go to UPT and than failed my colorvision test at Brooks. I tried to get a waiver for colorvision in the military however they would not grant me one. I did however have a civilian first class colorvision waiver and I am currently employed by a 121 carrier.
Saying that, if you are able to pass the civilian class 1, which is 100% easier than the Military flight physical you will have no problem with you career.
 
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