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Can one with perfect sight (...) guy be the First Officer?

Postby solarv » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 1:57 pm

Can one with perfect sight (after lisik eye surgery) guy be the First Officer?

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 2:16 pm

Solarv,
You had best write to the airline's medical department or possibly the CAAS if you are living in Singapore, a free forum an unsuitable place to gain the information you seek.

Here's one website which is run by a pilot and can at least point you in the right direction;

http://www.askcaptainlim.com


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Postby riversandlakes » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 2:20 pm

What's a First Officer?
Goatboy will always cherish his former goatgirl.
But the world is full of fluffier ones.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 3:11 pm

riversandlakes wrote:What's a First Officer?


Co-Pilot.

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Re: Can one with perfect sight (...) guy be the First Office

Postby flyinghigh » Sat, 19 Aug 2006 9:24 pm

solarv wrote:Can one with perfect sight (after lisik eye surgery) guy be the First Officer?


hi, how long was it done ago? if i'm not wrong, u have to wait for it to stabilise. U can apply and let them decide if they can hold ur application after u got thru everything.

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Re: Can one with perfect sight (...) guy be the First Office

Postby lindyhoppe » Fri, 25 Aug 2006 10:42 am

solarv wrote:Can one with perfect sight (after lisik eye surgery) guy be the First Officer?


Hi,

I've a good friend who recently went for Lasik. He's checked out with SIA before the operation - it is acceptable, but they require a certain buffer period before he is eligible to apply and undergo training. You should call on the airline offices that you're keen to work with to check out the details.

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Postby visitor » Thu, 31 Aug 2006 7:34 pm

yup the buffer period is needed... i believe it's 6mths? But, SIA also looks at your pre-Lasik degree. If it was too high (in the region of 600+) SIA may still reject.

If however your eyesight is arnd 300deg or less, don't bother gg for LAsik bec this is still within the requirements. Lasik isn't something which is very supported in aviation yet bec of its unknown long term effects.

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Postby jencrs » Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:36 pm

buffer period is 12 months for SIA.


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