Vision Requirements

Sun Devil 2000

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I recently had my yearly eye doctor appointment and I got to thinking... do any of the majors stll have an uncorrected vision requirement? Or as long as you can be corrected to 20/20 your ok? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

festus

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From what I have seen nearly all carriers are correctable to 20/20, with some of those requiring 20/100 - 20/400 uncorrected depending on the carrier.
 

Miyagi

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The only place I have seen an uncorrected requirement is with contract flying with firms like Hawaii Aviation. The standards for the foreign Japanese firms they deal with ranges from 20/100 to 20/60 uncorrected. U.S. carriers seem to accept a class I - 20/20 correctable. Years ago when I was applying to a major, now bankrupt that recently dumped their pension on the PBGC, they had a stipulation of 20/100 uncorrected maximum. Two female pilots (sisters) from Colorado sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) but lost. Strangely enough the standards changed soon after that.
 

blzr

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Heck, Most of the CEO's at the airlines have no vision at all.
 

Stifler's Mom

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20/20

D E F P O T E C


What's even more impressive is reading those letters off while your back is turned to the chart.
 
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B6Busdriver

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Stifler's Mom said:
D E F P O T E C


What's even more impressive is reading those letters off while your back is turned to the chart.

LOL.And for 20/15:


L E F O D P C T
 

inthewind

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My doc is great! He says,"Can you read the line that says 'D E F P O T E C'." I always say of course I can then we start discussing our bikes.
 
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