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Old 08-04-2005, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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flight physical

I think I posted this in the wrong forum so I moved it to radio chatter

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to TAF!

The "Suggestion/Question Box" is more for questions about the forum, not about aviation.

I'm going to take a punt and guess that you're looking to be a private/commercial pilot, so I'll move your thread to Civil Aviation.

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, i have a few cavitities and get my medical no problem...so im not sure why you wouldnt get it.
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Old 08-05-2005, 01:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, i 'm in the middle of a wide teeth restoration program ... this means 4 teeth - extracted and 19 ... already repaired

The only restriction imposed (until now) was right after an extraction and it lasted for about 10 days (enough for the wound to heal) - but i was supposed to fly an ULA not more than 1500 ft altitude.

I have a friend who left the country right after a major intervention involving a dental crown and so on and she was fine, no problems reported ( about 30,000 ft altitude)

But, no matter what we're saying here, the best thing you can do is visiting your dentist and he / she will give you all the details you need.
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Old 08-05-2005, 06:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I can't speak for the States, but I expect that a Canadian medical is pretty much looking for the same stuff. I have a mouth full of metal and have never been even questioned on it. I have had 3 root canals, 2 caps and so many fillings that there are more filled teeth than not. My husband has also had a full bridge across his front teeth from where he hit the steering wheel in an accident years ago.

I wouldn't worry about it at all
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok I am not sure what happend I didn't se any one veiwing my post so then I changed it and tried to move it to another forum and once I eddited my original post I saw all the answers, so I messed up some where sorry,


hey thats veary good to here. it sounds like it shouldn't be a problem and that takes a big load off of my shoulders, I took the intro flight alitle while back and absalutly loved it, and was going to have to kick my own ### if I couldn't get medical clearance becouse of this problem, thanks guys and gals I really apreciate all your help,

I have to menchin that this is a great board and seems to be full of skilled people, there's no other board like this one,


thanks again,
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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im sure you will be fine....any other questions, just ask
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Talking just wondering

what are really the main stumbling blocks for the physical .. I'm slightly overweight(for me but not really in reality.) and I have a bad cavity.... what kind of blood work is involved/??? drug test's???? etc..??? I wanna know what to expect that's alll
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what are really the main stumbling blocks for the physical .. I'm slightly overweight(for me but not really in reality.)
Civilian I've never really seen it matter, there's some fat pilots out there. Military just make sure you meet the fitness requirements each year, and you have to meet the Air Force weight standards prior to attending any training.

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Cavities are accepted both civilian and military, just get them filled. I had one when I went for my civilian medical, but the military wants them filled.

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what kind of blood work is involved/???
None for the civilian, a TON for the military.

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*correction* No drug test...see DAB's response in further post.

Depending on your age and the type of medical your going for, you may need an ECG (electrocardiogram). Otherwise, it's just a routine physical. The military is much more involved...and the requirements are much more strict.

Here's some websites you might like.

Civilian
www.flightphysical.com
www.aviationmedicine.com

Military
www.baseops.net
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There actually aren't any routine drug tests for civilian medical certification, however employers may perform random testing.
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I've always had to take one...

Maybe it's one of those things up to AME.
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I've always had to take one...

Maybe it's one of those things up to AME.
That urine test you take isn't a drug test.
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I asked...and he said it was part of it.
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I asked...and he said it was part of it.
I don't know then, every one I've talked to says it's not.
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Maybe it's not...or this guys just got a thing for urine. He did always seem kinda weird to me. I'll be switching AME's when I get back stateside anyway...

Then circus disregard what I said there...thanks for the correction Nate.
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I'm not 100%, but I always thought it was a drug test too, but they corrected me on it a while ago, but it might depend on the AME, I don't know.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well the only reason I said it was is because I asked and he said it was part of the test...and it only made complete sense to me. So either he just likes to play with odd liquids or he was talking out his butt. I don't know either...
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Actually now that I think about it...the AME I had up in MD didn't want any bloodwork...the one I just visited in VA did and stabbed the hell outta me. (vampire?) So it very well may matter on the AME.
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Wow...Ive never heard of any bloodwork associated with a civilian flight physical.
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I've seen a couple want it for the 1st class...which is what I got. But yeah...it's not popular. I don't mind...the military stabs the hell outta me, so why not more. It's a great event for someone terrified of needles...maybe I'll get over it.
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