Regarding first class medical

Alin10123

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Hey guys,
Just a quick question for those of you who have had your first class medicals done. I was reading and noticed that if everything checks out while you're at the office, you can have your first class medical in hand and walk out with it. Am i correct in that?

With that said, they wont really have time to do blood work right? Ex. Cholesterol, organ function stuff, etc...

They only take a urine test right?
Does the AME have access to your medical records at your physicians office?

Not that i'm going to try and pull a fast one or anything, i'm just curious to what extent they check you up on. I know that the first class medical is the hardest one to get.

thanks in advance.
 

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Alin10123 said:
I was reading and noticed that if everything checks out while you're at the office, you can have your first class medical in hand and walk out with it. Am i correct in that?
yes

With that said, they wont really have time to do blood work right? Ex. Cholesterol, organ function stuff, etc...
no

They only take a urine test right?
yes
I know that the first class medical is the hardest one to get. .
not by much
 

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I was in the office for a total of 25 minutes for my 1st class. I think it starts to be more difficult once you are over 40. I think they do the whole bum check and heart stuff then...but I'm not sure, I'm not over 40.

Jack
 

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I was in the office for a total of 25 minutes for my 1st class. I think it starts to be more difficult once you are over 40. I think they do the whole bum check and heart stuff then...but I'm not sure, I'm not over 40.

Jack
 

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If you are under forty, the second class is just as hard as the first class.

I had a recent scare with the bifoveal fixation test. I had been flying the night before, was tired, and it was a morning appt., but basically almost blew it. (and that was for a second class.)
 

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Oh yeah... the dreaded first class medical.

How you feeling? Good? She already gave you the eye exam, right? Breath deep for me. OK, leave your sample in there... see you in 6 months.

You get an EKG at 35 and every year over 40.
 

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I think you have to not be breathing to flunk a First Class Medical.
 

Alin10123

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NoPax said:
If you are under forty, the second class is just as hard as the first class.

I had a recent scare with the bifoveal fixation test. I had been flying the night before, was tired, and it was a morning appt., but basically almost blew it. (and that was for a second class.)
What's bifoveal fixation?
 

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ackattacker said:
Oh yeah... the dreaded first class medical.

How you feeling? Good? She already gave you the eye exam, right? Breath deep for me. OK, leave your sample in there... see you in 6 months.

You get an EKG at 35 and every year over 40.
You mean like Urine right?
Well... i actually just had a full physical at my Dr's office. I am about to schedule an eye exam for new contacts.

The only thing that came back a tad high on my physical was liver enzymes. I have other tests scheduled. But that was about it, everything else came back normal and within range.

I shouldn't have a problem with my first class right? Basically... if they just take a urine sample, they would be testing the same things that my physician tested and would know nothing about the liver enzymes since they dont take blood right?

thanks in advance
 

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Alin10123 said:
What's bifoveal fixation?

Binocularity refers to the ability of both eyes to track the same object at the same time. This means that the image of the object falls on the fovea of each eye at the same time. This is termed bifoveal fixation. Fusion, which is the superimposition of the two images in the brain, results from bifoveal fixation. The highest degree of binocularity is stereopsis, which is three dimensional depth perception made possible by the fusion of the binocular images of an object viewed at slightly different angles.


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TonyC said:
Binocularity refers to the ability of both eyes to track the same object at the same time. This means that the image of the object falls on the fovea of each eye at the same time. This is termed bifoveal fixation. Fusion, which is the superimposition of the two images in the brain, results from bifoveal fixation. The highest degree of binocularity is stereopsis, which is three dimensional depth perception made possible by the fusion of the binocular images of an object viewed at slightly different angles.


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:erm: riiiiiiight.
 

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The whizzing in a cup is only a a blood sugar test. Checking for Diabetes I think.
 

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If you have to pee in a cup, you're going to the wrong AME. Probably one that doesn't do it very often and has to read the instruction booklet before you get there.If you get an astronaut physical, find another AME and then stick with him for your career.
 

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Everyone I have ever met has had to go in the cup.
 

GogglesPisano

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I've been getting Class I's for 14 years and have had to pee in cup once.
 

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GogglesPisano said:
I've been getting Class I's for 14 years and have had to pee in cup once.
Interesting.
Can anyone recommend a good AME in the Atlanta area? Good as in quick, done, over with.

thanks
 

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Here is an interesting question, how much is everyone paying for the medical. Okay maybe its not that interesting.
 

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I paid 75 for mine. My AME is awesome - walked into the office at 10:10am, and walked out with my 1st class at 10:20am.
 
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I never "peed in the cup", but did pee on a strip of plastic that, I think, would register if I had an abnormal blood sugar level.
 

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115 for mine, usually about 25 minutes
 
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