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stratostar  (Student)

Jul 12, 2012, 7:38 AM

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Re: [Deisel] Winter BOD Meeting

That is correct and why they are asking for an equivalent/exemption to the rule, so they can use their military medical exam as an equivalent to the FAA class 3.

So if this equivalent/exemption is good enough for one segment of our membership, then it should apply to all members of USPA and not just the military people.

Again, the FAA lives in the house of the Department of Transportation..... So one would think that if an equivalent/exemption can be for the military, then surely a DOT approved medical for all safety sensitive positions should meet or exceed the requirements of an approved equivalent!

If you have diabetes you can't be a trucker, train engineer, boat capt, etc, because you might pass out behind the wheel and run over your family and flatten you dead, that is a DOT regulation, and a condition that would fail you on a DOT medical, last time (may 2012) I took another class 3 they dipped a stick the same as they do for the DOT test for diabetes! Pretty sure you can't have diabetes and be a airline pilot, but I have not bothered to look it up, because it will keep you from holding a DOT safety sensitive position.


(This post was edited by stratostar on Jul 12, 2012, 7:50 AM)


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