Aircrew Eyesight Test

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  1. Just wondering how many eyesight examinations are carried out for aircrew applicants? Is it just the one as part of the initial application, or is there a further eyesight test (same as the first one) at the aircrew medical following AIB - or is that just colour perception/blindness etc rather than looking at visual acuity?
     
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    After passing the recruiting test, all candidates are given an Optician Report form to undergo a visual acuity test at a local optician - usually Dollond & Aitchison.

    Civilian opticians may sometimes give applicants the Ishihari colour perception test but that only establishes whether you meet CP2 or less.

    The larger AFCOs may give you a Lantern Test during your medical examination or failing that, if your AFCO doesn't have one it can be tested either at FATs or AIB.
     
  3. :roll: All aircrewman/divers have their eyes tested looking through Ray Bans :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: only joking wings
     
  4. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    The test involves you standing 5 metres away from a full length mirror and you have to apply hair gel without squinting.
     
  5. Then how did I pass! I've never had hair!!!!
     
  6. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    You obviously knew how to mix a pink gin and you have a good line in rough shag i would assume.
     

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