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Can I Fly If I Wear Glasses?

Can I Fly If I Wear Glasses?

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Countless people aspire to be a member of the flight crew. This desire can easily become a reality in Turkey with the support of universities and flying schools that provide training services in the field of aviation. The growing demand for civil aviation in our country, as well as the business line that has grown in parallel with it, has increased the demand for employees with a pilot license and training in this field.

Stages of Flight Training

In comparison to other types of training, flight training has a quite challenging stages. It involves both practical and theoretical training phases, and at the end of almost all training processes, each of the DGCA's exams and check rides must be completed. As a result, being excited about becoming a part of the flight crew is insufficient. In addition, in aviation, a serious studying discipline is required.

Health Requirements for Being a Pilot

In addition to all of this, candidates interested in becoming pilots should be confident in their ability to meet the requirements for the initial training they intend to undergo. The medical qualification for the training they intend to obtain is at the top of this list.

While all of the activities in the training process are under the candidate's control, the health-related procedure is fully independent of the candidate's control. Even at the professional level of commercial piloting, an individual who does not meet the medical qualifications cannot use the privileges granted by his or her license.

As members of the Avian Aviation team, we believe it is appropriate for our candidates who plan to undertake on a costly process such as flight training to confirm their eligibility for piloting by undergoing a Medical Class 1 examination and learning about their medical qualifications prior to their first application to training.

Is it possible to be a pilot with a visual impairment?

Each member of the flight crew travels to a variety of destinations at all hours of the day and must maintain constant operational and flight safety awareness. As a result, eyes are essential for flight crew. The health of the eyes, in particular, is one of the most important medical necessities. It does not preclude you from being a pilot if your visual impairment meets the conditions set forth in the SHT-MED health regulation. Pilots with vision problems, on the other hand, should use glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision.

I Wear Glasses, Can I Become a Pilot?

There is a common belief that wearing glasses will hinder you from becoming a pilot, however spectacles are not an issue at any point of flight school or in your professional flying career as long as you follow the pilotage eye health requirements. The SHT-MED Instruction provided by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation is used to assess the medical credentials of pilots and candidates. So far, we've attempted to clarify the question of whether there can be a pilot with glasses, which has persisted in the minds of many people. In the SHT-MED medical instruction, we will continue to discuss other concerns linked to this subject.

What are the Pilotage Eye Medical Requirements According to the SHT-MED Instruction?

With their fragile structure, the eyes, which perform the visual function in our body, are extremely vulnerable to the detrimental effects of all types of pests in the environment we live in. This may result in physical inadequacies, which may eventually lead to the loss of vision. Loss of eye function, which is not considered as even a minor issue by many individuals in society, can become a major issue for pilots.

In such situations, pessimism is unnecessary. These and other eye-related issues can be readily remedied with surgery or modest treatments, and even visual damage can be prevented, according to current medical knowledge.

Can Those Who Lower Their Diopter Strength With Surgery Become A Pilot?

Candidates and pilots with visual impairments that fall outside of the SHT-MED requirements for becoming a pilot can continue their flight activities if they meet the SHT-MED criteria with these surgeries and receive positive findings from some additional assessments. Unfortunately, if the findings of these examinations are negative, piloting privileges cannot be used, and flight instruction cannot be resumed.

Furthermore, pilots and candidates who require glasses must always have at least two glasses, including spares, with them during in-flight operations, and if one of the glasses defects, they must quickly put on the other and continue their duties safely.

Medical Requirements for Commercial Pilots

The DGCA regulates the medical standards for applicants who want to get a Commercial Pilot License and seek to start and continue a career as a commercial pilot in the SHT-MED Medical Instruction.

It is critical to look for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the medical requirements for becoming a flight crew member with a commercial pilot license by looking at the most recent instruction on the SHGM WEB site, as the SHT-MED Instruction is constantly updated by SHGM in accordance with world standards.

You can learn more about the medical requirements for flight crew members, the application requirements for flight training, and the training process by reading our articles on our Avian Aviation WEB Site, Social Media Accounts, and other posts, or by calling our Customer Service Line at 0216 807 12 84.

Avian Aviation's professional staff strives to prepare, inform, and guide you on your way to your dreams of aviation.