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By chevvron
#1575695
A Class 3 medical for an ATCO over the age of 70 lasts for 12 months, but a FISO medical over the age of 70 (also valid for driving HGV's!) only lasts for 6 months - why?
I would have thought it more important to check on an over 70 ATCO more frequently than an over 70 FISO.
By johnm
#1575706
You’re doing it again aren’t you, trying to apply logic and common sense to regulation :roll: :lol:
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By Irv Lee
#1576055
I have another medical question maybe someone knows the background and therefore the answer. Why can't an easa ppl be used with a lapl medical in non easa aircraft in the UK (according to cap1441) when you can use a self declare medical in that case?
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By Talkdownman
#1576069
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:The question should be why a FISO Needs a medical

FISOs are permitted to pass instructions on the ground such as "park next to the Cessna". We wouldn't want a FISO keeling over in the middle of such an important instruction, would we... :twisted:
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By mikehallam
#1576163
BTW.

UK PPL self dec. medicals last 2 years.

I'm grateful to be English, with our CAA still looking after us - rather than the Eu "master rule makers" and those nit-picking overpaid EASA beurocrats !

mike hallam
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By flybymike
#1576261
[UK PPL self dec. medicals last 2 years.


I thought they lasted indefinitely up to age 70, and then subject to redeclaration every three years thereafter.
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By mikehallam
#1576305
yes Mike,

You're perfectly right, I just looked at my file copy and it's a generous three years. That's pretty good and takes me through to 82 !
Plus, today's news & depending which way you are inclined, Mrs May has either won a great victory or sold us down the river.

After too many years of sinking slowly & uncontrollably, but never-the-less inexorably into the suffocating Eu marsh (like the dinosaurs etc.) I'll be able to breathe free English (or should I be p.c. and say "British") air.

mike hallam.
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By flybymike
#1576315
You're perfectly right, I just looked at my file copy and it's a generous three years. That's pretty good and takes me through to 82 !


To infinity and beyond....... :thumright:
By Bobcro
#1583495
The self declaration used to last 2 years but is now no longer valid after April 2018 if you want to fly EASA Annex 2 aircraft such as the one I own. So as its a no fly day I met a very charming AME had chat, took my BP, I looked at the chart gave him a few ££ and as I told him he certified me fit to fly for 2 more years. All of course a complete waste of time and money. But do make sure that you are legal as you cannot hide from the CAA.
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By Rob P
#1583647
Two years?

Wait until you are over 50 Bob and it goes down to one year. :shock:

Rob P
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By Rob P
#1583653
How can anyone follow all this cr*p? :wall:

Thanks Frank

Rob P
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By Flyin'Dutch'
#1583657
Rob P wrote:How can anyone follow all this cr*p? :wall:

Thanks Frank

Rob P


If you have an EASA medical - look on the paper chit.

If you don't have one but would like to know, look it up or ask here.