Hi chaps, I was wondering if any of you there knew the specifics of the aircrew entry medicals contains. What sort of tests do they do on you regarding eyesight and breathing etc. Cheers
noemis said:Same advice as aptitude tests, avoid highly processed foods and the E numbers you get in junk food!
When I had my medical, they called me and told me I had to go for more tests as I had had an abnormal EEG. My quack said it could be down to all the E numbers in food and soft drinks so I cut them all out of my diet. I woke up the morning of the tests and was literally, no actually, walking out of the door and the phone rang. Remembering the 5 minute rule we were leaving for Haslar in plenty of time so we answered it. There was nothing wrong with me, the doc was writing his observations on another candidate on the back of my records. Phew!! Met up with that bloke at Dartmouth and he was okay!
Point is, apart from staying fit and healthy, there's bugger all you can do, you are what you are at the end of the day and if there is a medical reason, it's a far better way of not living your dream than simply not giving it 100%!! There, I've said it, it's only taken 20 years to get it out of my system and admit that I was to blame for flunking as a pilot, thank you RR. Can I leave the couch now?
ps. Join the local, or not so local RNR, gives you a good heads up to life in a blue suit, and if you have the resources, get some flying lessons then you might have some idea as to whether you get air sick, took me nearly 8 out of the 10 hour syllabus to get over it!
fido said:angrydoc said:
Nice one angrydoc - can't even get a wind up from the RNR cos they're all on extended, extended, extended LWE!