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Medical fitness

Hello all
Is it true that people who wear glasses and have a weak eye sight are not eligible to become a pilot? And secondly what are the fitness and medical requirments to get admission in ATP and to become a pilot?

Tajdaar,

As long as your vision can be corrected to 20/20 with contacts or glasses, you will be fine to be an airline pilot.

ATP’s physical requirements are a First Class medical and a weight less than 250 lbs.

By the way, I have horrible uncorrected vision and have worn glasses almost my entire career.

Chris

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Chris,
Thank you so much.

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