Is 20:20 needed to become a pilot??

1140_Sqn

Old-Salt
Hi guys,

Im thinking about becoming a pilot in the AAC, is 20:20 eye sight 100% needed??

anyother tips are most welcome!!

cheers,

1140
 

Muttley

War Hero
I think your allowed to take the eye test with your glasses. You would then be given contact lenses if your successful.
 
What's your IAM size? You'll need a big IAM if you want to be a pilot.
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
Speed with attitude, height with power, and keep it straight with the effing pedals.
 

HVM_Boy

War Hero
Speed with attitude, height with power, and keep it straight with the effing pedals.
Very true!!! I found it hard to keep the hight with power in my 0hrs 05mins of solo flight in a glider though. Maybe thats why it was only 5mins. :(
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
Which is where the 20:20 vision comes in handy, I reckon.
 

SamCaine

War Hero
I'd never thought of it that way, but I suppose that would be the reason ;)
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
Poor eyesight didn't stop a good buddy of mine become an ACM, followed a few years later by bluffing his way through the APC. Shooting finals was a bit of a laugh; he'd lower his guide-dog out the door, when the lead went slack he'd know it was time to land.
 
Yes I believe 20:20 is a pre-requistite to being aircrew, even in the gayer services like the RAF. I got turned down for aircrew at my medical.


"Take your spectacles off and read the chart on the wall opposite", he said, i liked the way he said 'spectacles' made me tumescent.

"What chart ?" said I in a comical Benny Hill moment, the nurse was a lesbian from Doncaster - had a hare lip, pigeon chest and a cauliflower ear. would have made a good casserole rather than a medic.
 

SamCaine

War Hero
Fred, I hope he is chuffed to bits. You gave him the answer, anything else he can find by stepping along to his nearest AFCO and asking.

Initiative and a sense of humour are just two things he will need if he wishes to become a pilot.
 
No just an extremely large gut that has the potential to expand the more you sit on your fat arse as a Lynx pilot.
 

1140_Sqn

Old-Salt
SamCaine said:
Fred, I hope he is chuffed to bits. You gave him the answer, anything else he can find by stepping along to his nearest AFCO and asking.

Initiative and a sense of humour are just two things he will need if he wishes to become a pilot.
Well thanks alot guys, the info is very helpful!!!

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