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Medical Requirements


(Aureliano C. Tuaño II) #1

Hello there,

I am 41 years old and have a successful career in public service. But it has been my childhood dream to become a pilot. I have enough savings to support my flight school training while sustaining the needs of my family for 2 to 3 years. I have also read threads related to others who wanted to shift career at this point and gave me a grasp of the pros and cons of it.

My concern is my present medical condition. I have an enlarged prostate (PSA is normal) and I am hypertensive (I have medical maintenance for it). Could it my medical condition be a reason on not being employed by Airline Companies when I finish with Flight School?


#2

Aureliano,

None of us are doctors and the FAA has the final word on anything medical. You should consult a local AME (Aviation Medical Examiner) and they can give you an exact answer. As long as you can get a First Class medical you’ll be fine.

Adam


(Aureliano C. Tuaño II) #3

Thank you for the reply, Adam.


#4

Aureliano,

We are not able to dispense any medical advice on this forum. You will need to consult with an FAA medical doctor for specific guidance. I would recommend that you obtain a first class medical certificate as this is what both ATP and the Airlines will require of you.

Chris


(Aureliano C. Tuaño II) #5

Thank you Chris. Thank you for the replies. I appreciate it.