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Re: My Channel

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:49 pm

darksun9210 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Great stuff!
i was on target to do a CPL myself a few years ago, but i did the extended CAA medical test, as it turned out my vision - despite being 20/20 definition, had a hint of red/green colour blindness, and would limit me to only being insured to fly Cargo. i know passengers are "self loading cargo" but i decided to call it there and then if my only option was flying nights for DHL!

do the full medical if you have any slight doubts. it cost me £800 then, but effectively saved myself the cost of 18 months ground school.

awesome job though! :D :D :D
Talking about colour blindness...
I was in the middle of maritime navigation degree (mid 3rd year out of 5) when I had to do final medical which disqualified me from this job... on ground of partial colour blindness.
So yes, this is once of the reasons why I am in Scotland now...
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
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Re: My Channel

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:21 pm

darksun9210 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Great stuff!
i was on target to do a CPL myself a few years ago, but i did the extended CAA medical test, as it turned out my vision - despite being 20/20 definition, had a hint of red/green colour blindness, and would limit me to only being insured to fly Cargo. i know passengers are "self loading cargo" but i decided to call it there and then if my only option was flying nights for DHL!

do the full medical if you have any slight doubts. it cost me £800 then, but effectively saved myself the cost of 18 months ground school.

awesome job though! :D :D :D
I would much rather fly Cargo than Passenger anyhow.
Passenger pilots are (to me at least) bus drivers of the sky.

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Re: My Channel

Post by terriblefire » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:25 pm

Meh i never wanted to get paid for flying. Indirectly due to brexit i need to get a standalone US pilots license and it would cost the same to do a PPL or CPL and i would learn more from the CPL.
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Re: My Channel

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:36 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:25 pm
Meh i never wanted to get paid for flying. Indirectly due to brexit i need to get a standalone US pilots license and it would cost the same to do a PPL or CPL and i would learn more from the CPL.
Oh I would love to learn to fly, however I see myself either crop dusting in the Midwest US, as a drink ravaged, cigar smoking misogynist , or flying around those game reserves in Africa dropping off supplies to explorers.
Neither are a reality, I would end up flying for shitehouse budget airline and hating myself.

It's a good job I wont learn to fly. My dreams are better off in my head.

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Re: My Channel

Post by ed_dream » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:45 pm

Biplane by Richard Bach.


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