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General Specific Requirements

There are a number of specific areas that regularly come up in discussions about pilot medicals; here are a few of these:

  •  Vision The standard requirement is that you have to be able to achieve satisfactory vision with correction if required. Correction by means of glasses or contact lenses is allowed.
  • Asthma A history of asthma, providing it’s well controlled, is not a problem. You may require some additional tests but the use of inhalers is fine.
  • High blood pressure People who suffer from hypertension but who have this well controlled with medication can have a medical certificate, while all modern blood pressure medication can be used without any problems.
  • Past history of medical conditions When it comes to other conditions, I would suggest that anyone who is thinking about learning to fly should contact their local AME to discuss their personal circumstances. Most AMEs are aviation enthusiasts and will try and help anyone looking to become a pilot to achieve their full flying potential. 

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