Try asking here http://www.navy-net.co.uk/community/forums/health-fitness.40/Is it possible to become a royal navy fighter jet pilot if you undergo laser eye surgery ive seen the medical requirements but nothing that says that if you are able to become a pilot if you undergo laser eye surgery please help?
Are you now a Royal Navy fast jet pilot?Yes it is. But be prepared to pay an awful lot to prove that you're able to do so - you'll need to have a specific eye test conducted by Professor John Barbur at City of London Hospital. The amount I paid was £250 way back in 2006/7, so I expect the price has gone up a lot more by this point.
You'll also need copies of the entire surgery history if you're able to get hold of it.
That probably makes a difference - the RN medical, undertaken prior to Flying aptitude requires aircrew to be VA1. The Initial Aviation Medical Examination taken afterwards, is conducted to the RAF standard.I can't speak for the RN but the RAF have recently relaxed the previous ban on laser eye surgery after having followed USAF experience for some years. However, we require a minimum of 2 years after the surgery before an individual can enter training to allow the eye to settle. If you're a graduate or already in your early twenties, that immediately puts you up against the age criteria as well.
Yeah I’m aware - didn’t stop them from saying no the first time! It’s on-going at the moment, if I get any info worth while I’ll be sure to post it on here. Cheers again.Male or Female won't make any difference to the standards required as far as eyesight requirements go. Have you checked with the AFCO re the requirements and whether laser is permissable?