My first post here. Aspiring ATP Student.
So I just had the 1st class medical cert issued, but I couldn’t read the numbers on the color plates and there is that “Not valid for night flying or by color signal control” limitation on the certificate.
There’s 2 ways to remove this:
- Find an alternative AME to get tested with a different test rather than the color plates.
- Do the OCVT and the MFT test with the FAA.
The ideal way to remove this limitation is to be tested with the FAA, which will require me to actually fly the plane with an inspector & instructor which could happen during flight school, if passed they’ll issue a LoE and will be a thing of the past but if I don’t (after two attempts) that will be imposed there forever which will not let me work commercially.
What do you guys think?
If I want to enroll in ATP, I will need to take out a 95K loan & Quit my job. This limitation is certainly putting me in a very complicated risky choice.
Thanks for reading and your comments will be very much appreciated.