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What to do if I have epilepsy that is 100% controlled with medication and a recent surgery, will this prevent me from becoming a helicopter pilot?

What to do if I have epilepsy that is 100% controlled with medication and a recent surgery, will this prevent me from becoming a helicopter pilot?

Could be a problem: You see, federal aviation rules do prohibit use of an aircraft if the pilot has epilepsy, and this even applies in the case of driving oil tankers professionally. There are a few exceptions, and it would not hurt to enquire about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a type 1 diabetic get a pilot's license and learn to fly a helicopter?

Can a type 1 diabetic get a pilot's license and learn to fly a helicopter?

With restrictions : The american diabetes association provides current information about this:http://m.Diabetes.Org/living-with-diabetes/know-your-rights/discrimination/employment-discrimination/pilots-and-diabetes-discrimination/faa-medical-certification.Html. ...Read more

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Sounds like a helicopter in my head?

Sounds like a helicopter in my head?

Tinnitus: Any abnormal sound in the head is tinnitus. I would see your local ENT and get a hearing test. ...Read more

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What's helicopter parenting put down for?

What's helicopter parenting put down for?

Helicopter Parents: The classic concept of the helicopter parent is they are too enmeshed with their children's lives- hovering over every decision. The ultimate goal of parenting is to create independent functioning adults. If a parent does not let their children learn from their own mistakes, the child will not develop the necessary skills to handle live stressors and problems. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can avoid getting bad eyesight, since I want to fly attack helicopters?

What are some ways I can avoid getting bad eyesight, since I want to fly attack helicopters?

There are none: Nearsightedness is not caused by anything you do. It is genetic. But all the armed services are now permitting laser vision correction, even for pilots. Before undergoing laser vision correction, check with your recruiter for the specific rules for your branch of service. ...Read more

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My friend was helicoptered from one hospital to another. Why did they need to do that and frighten her so much? She was in a car wreck.

My friend was helicoptered from one hospital to another. Why did they need to do that and frighten her so much? She was in a car wreck.

Heli to hospital: Wife of well known actor died in canada after skiing accident due to refusal to be treated. She thought she was ok. Depending on aspect of car trauma, the medics are very experienced in assessing possibility of deadly problem. Bleeding in brain kills silently. Neck spine can be cracked then fully fractures and cut off the spinal nerve. Never disregard emr tech suggestions. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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Recently Dx with left spontaneous small pneumothorax. No f/u or advice. is it ok to swim in a pool and surface dive to 2 metres or fly in helicopter?

Recently Dx with left spontaneous small pneumothorax. No f/u or advice. is it ok to swim in a pool and surface dive to 2 metres or fly in helicopter?

Not ok: Depending on size of pneumothorax and how long ago you had it, you should make sure that it is resolved or at least resolving before you do any strenuous activity or fly. ...Read more

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I have a 6 month old baby and i want to take her to guatemala that would involve a jet internationally and helicopter locally. The baby will be just 6 months as we leave. She has flown in a jet and is fine, but will she be ok flying in central america in

I have a 6 month old baby and i want to take her to guatemala that would involve a jet internationally and helicopter locally. The baby will be just 6 months as we leave.  She has flown in a jet and is fine, but will she be ok flying in central america in

Hello, : Hello, normally a healthy baby can use air transport after 2 weeks of age. I did not find any literature that established a difference between when a child can fly by plane versus a helicopter. Most infant car seats are certified for air travel. The federal aviation administration recommends that infants ride in properly secured safety seats. I can't answer the last question which is if it is a safe for an infant to visit guatemala - i don't know the political situation there or if are about any medical alerts for that country. ...Read more

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How did I get to be a panicky parent? Is helicoptering really bad?

How did I get to be a panicky parent? Is helicoptering really bad?

Easy and yes: Having children is a huge responsibility and it is easy to worry about our kids. However, it is just as important to allow them to develop and become their own little people. Hovering over your children sends the message that they are not safe without you and is likely to transfer some of your anxiety to them. Allow your child to learn from life while still keeping them safe & both of you win. ...Read more

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I have a sound in my ears like helicopter blades spinning slowly what can this be.thankyou?

I have a sound in my ears like helicopter blades spinning slowly what can this be.thankyou?

ForWhomTheBellsToll: Probably what's called Tinnitus("ringing in the ears").It doesn't necessarily have to sound like "ringing."It can be a hissing,whooshing,or pulsating helicopter-like sound. It's because of nerve damage or deterioration in the ear's hearing mechanism(little sound-transmitting hairs). You'll need a hearing test(audiogram) and exam by an ENT specialist.Usually the cause isn't serious, but not always. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel by helicopter to another hospital if having a stroke?

Is it safe to travel by helicopter to another hospital if having a stroke?

Most of the time: Weather conditions are quite important. The speed gained by helicopter transport can be important in improving the odds that urgent treatment can be effective. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell trait,Why cant I go in a helicopter?Or have to be cautious exercising?What other problems could arise?

I have sickle cell trait,Why cant I go in a helicopter?Or have to be cautious exercising?What other problems could arise?

HighAltitude&Exercis: Sickle cell trait is not a barrier to exercise&participation in sportsThere are4million people in US with Sickle Cell Trait&very few experience any related complications.No Sport Medicine body recommend exclusion from sports&other Phsical Activities.Actually regular exercise can lower blood viscosity and oxidative stress.Problems can occur with intense exercise Long&high Helicoptor rides are risky ...Read more

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Off and on since yesterday, i had numbness & tightness bk n fourth in my arms. Then i was hearing a helicopter sound in my lft ear. What is this?

Off and on since yesterday, i had numbness & tightness bk n fourth in my arms. Then i was hearing a helicopter sound in my lft ear. What is this?

See a doctor: Need far more information and a detailed physical examination plus possible imaging studies to even approach a diagnosis. You should go and be seen asap so that this does not get worse. Hope this clears up soon . Best wishes for speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Will I be able to be a pilot if I am colour blind?

Will I be able to be a pilot if I am colour blind?

Restrictions: Pilots with Color blindness have a restriction applied to their license "Not valid for night flight or by color signal control". Special color vision testing may be conducted at an Eye specialist office to render whether a significant color deficiency is present. I refer you to the the website for full details. www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/ ...Read more