My name is Justin Morrison, I am a 24 year old student at a 141 program looking to start ATP.
So I always dreamed of becoming a commercial pilot. I tried to go to flight school straight out of high school and I couldn’t afford it. Well 5 years later I decided I would try to pursue this again. I went for a medical and found out I couldn’t read the color plate test. So I had night restriction put on my certificate. This was deeply discouraging. A year later after many hours of researching what I could do, I found out that the FAA accepts alternative forms of testing for color vision. Needless to say I passed one of the alternative forms and now have an unrestricted first class medical.
However the test I passed is fairly old and very hard to find. I have not given up on my dream to be a commercial pilot, after spending a year at 141 program I am now preparing for my private check ride and would like to attend ATP after the Holidays. I know from my experience that my color vision deficiency does not effect my performance as a pilot.
Im just worried about the testing since it is required at each medical renewal.
Anyone know someone thats experienced this?
Or give insight on medical exams and examiners?