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What are the typical medical requirements for a sport pilot?

Pilot req: For requirements to become a pilot, i would start by looking at the www.Faa.Gov website. For sport pilot requirements, an excellent starting point is www.Sportpilot.Org. For requirements to be in an armed forces branch, each branch has its own website. Remember there are general armed forces medical requirements -http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm. ...Read more

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I am planning on doing the pilot selection end of this new year. What are good sports/exercises improving eye hand foot coordination ?

I am planning on doing the pilot selection end of this new year. What are good sports/exercises  improving eye hand foot coordination ?

Try Vocational tools: There are vocational evaluations tools that are being used in literally millions of evaluations all over the world like Valpar. Pl see attached link for details.. It has been gratifying to the Valpar Corporation that its work samples have become standard-setting vocational evaluation tools ...Read more

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What are the typical medical exam requirements to participate in a sport?

What are the typical medical exam requirements to participate in a sport?

Sports Clearance: Pre-participation physical exams screen patients to make sure it is safe to play. The general rule is that any health problems that are identified have been addressed and are under current treatment. Additionally, physical exam should confirm that there are no historic or current injuries that would preclude an athlete from play. ...Read more

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Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Yes: A person is tested for the following by the flight surgeon: marijuana, cocaine, pcp, methamphamine, ecstasy, morphine, Codeine and heroin. ...Read more

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Where can I get a medical certificate to become a private pilot?

Phone airport: Congratulations on your decision to embark on this exciting and rewarding hobby. Every community airport has a list of physicians in your area who'll do your flight physical. ...Read more

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Medical conditions that disqualify someone from piloting?

Medical conditions that disqualify someone from piloting?

If your a danger: Think of things that would cause you to be a danger to yourself, your passengers, other pilots and the people on the ground. Seizure disorder, uncontrolled heart disease or hypertension, psychiatric conditions, etc. Check the faa's website or with a pilot group like the aopa. Also talk to your local ame. ...Read more

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How will having anorexia and bulimia affect me from getting my 3rd class medical certificate (i'm a pilot in training)?

How will having anorexia and bulimia affect me from getting my 3rd class medical certificate (i'm a pilot in training)?

Get help now!: Severe eating disorders cause an imbalance in electrolyte function which can show up on your blood testing. Moreover, the need to purge is inconsistent with maintaining flight control and can endanger you or others. You need a very good counseling program with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. Please do it now to benefit your health and life regardless of your flight status. ...Read more

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Which medical field works best for neck/shoulder tension & posture? Not sure whether to choose chiropractor, osteopath or sports massage etc. Thanks

Which medical field works best for neck/shoulder tension & posture? Not sure whether to choose chiropractor, osteopath or sports massage etc. Thanks

Shoulder tension: and posture issues. See your primary care doctor to diagnose or rule out medical conditions. Then you can see a massage therapist if he/she is ok w/that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could someone with inattentive add survive medical school? I am smart, not hyperactive, a licensed pilot, very creative and quick thinking, but only decent at focusing and completing tasks on time.

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Could someone with inattentive add survive medical school? I am smart, not hyperactive, a licensed pilot, very creative and quick thinking, but only decent at focusing and completing tasks on time.

Yes: If you have an aptitude for it, add should not hold you back; i had several classmates with a diagnosis of add, with symptoms controlled with medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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