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Old July 30th 03, 08:17 PM
Frequent_Flyer
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Hi All,

First off my handle Frequent_Flyer refers to being a passenger not a pilot!

I have started to take flying lessons on the standard C172. My dad used to
be a pilot so I have had experience before.

However, I did have a issue with high blood pressure a while back. I have
lost some weight and started exercising more which keeps my blood pressure
down. I was curious as to what is involved with the physical and if the
previous high blood pressure might be a problem? Do I have to provide all
previous medical records for this?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

FF


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Old July 30th 03, 10:38 PM
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In article ,
Frequent_Flyer wrote:
However, I did have a issue with high blood pressure a while back.


My blood pressure was fairly high, but I had no problem getting a 3rd
class medical.

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Old July 31st 03, 01:25 AM
Frequent_Flyer
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Ben,

Can you give me a little more details on what the 3rd class medical
involves.

Thanks,
FF


My blood pressure was fairly high, but I had no problem getting a 3rd
class medical.

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Old July 31st 03, 02:12 AM
Ben Jackson
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In article ,
Frequent_Flyer wrote:

Can you give me a little more details on what the 3rd class medical
involves.


If you're 1) alive, 2) not blind, 3) not on any disqualifying medications
and 4) not suffering from anything known to cause death, unconsciousness
or incapacitating pain, you'll have no problem.

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Old July 31st 03, 03:30 AM
Martin
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most doctors wont give you a hard time at all with anything for a
class 3.
if your blood pressure is under control when you go in there and have
it taken, no worries.
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Old July 31st 03, 04:19 AM
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On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 21:26:06 -0500, Big John wrote:

They won't approve you if you have a pace maker installed, even if you
are non dependent.


That's not true for the United States. Where are you located?


Ron (EPM) (N5843Q, Mooney M20E) (CP, ASEL, ASES, IA)
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Old July 31st 03, 04:57 AM
Lyle Cox
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no problem...I used to have extreme "white coat hypertension"...in other
words, at the doc's office i'd blow through 170/120 or worse.....Went on
meds...no problems.


"Frequent_Flyer" wrote in message
.com...
Hi All,

First off my handle Frequent_Flyer refers to being a passenger not a

pilot!

I have started to take flying lessons on the standard C172. My dad used

to
be a pilot so I have had experience before.

However, I did have a issue with high blood pressure a while back. I have
lost some weight and started exercising more which keeps my blood pressure
down. I was curious as to what is involved with the physical and if the
previous high blood pressure might be a problem? Do I have to provide all
previous medical records for this?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

FF




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Old July 31st 03, 05:54 PM
Frequent_Flyer
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Thanks for the info guys!

FF

PS: Rain scheduled for the next 7 days so not much flying time for me...



"Ben Jackson" wrote in message
et...
In article ,
Frequent_Flyer wrote:

Can you give me a little more details on what the 3rd class medical
involves.


If you're 1) alive, 2) not blind, 3) not on any disqualifying medications
and 4) not suffering from anything known to cause death, unconsciousness
or incapacitating pain, you'll have no problem.

--
Ben Jackson

http://www.ben.com/



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Old July 31st 03, 07:45 PM
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Ron

It's how I read the regs, at least here in Houston, and the reason I
sold my Mooney..

I have never gotten in the FAA system to let them identify me with a
PM to keep my options open. Since I have never been carded for a
Medical in my many years of flying (except as part of a check out at a
FBO) could probably get (buy/build) a bird and fly and never get
caught (unless I had an accident and tried to get payment of
insurance).

I get a monthly check of it's (PM) workings via telephone and has been
the same for the last 8 years. Will probably need a new one (with new
battery) in a year or two. Mine hits about 40% of the time and only a
bit off the normal heart beat timing.

I am not restricted by my health care Doc from any activity nor have I
had any heart problems doing anything.

Big John


On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 23:19:43 -0400, Ron Rosenfeld
wrote:

On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 21:26:06 -0500, Big John wrote:

They won't approve you if you have a pace maker installed, even if you
are non dependent.


That's not true for the United States. Where are you located?


Ron (EPM) (N5843Q, Mooney M20E) (CP, ASEL, ASES, IA)


 




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