Class One Medical and Asthma

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ryr448l
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Class One Medical and Asthma

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Hello everyone, I know this has been done to death on this forum but I'll explain my story anyways.
I went for a medical in November 08 and from the start I let them know I had asthma. I use a seritide inhaler everyday and that's it. Doing my breathing tests and on the peakflow I got over 700 and doing the spirometry test I was told again the results again were excellent. Upon hearing this I was very happy but the docter at the Aeromedical explained that regardless what sort of way your asthma is ( good or bad) you still have to have a report from a respitory physican to accompany your file to the head doc in the IAA. Again I forked again to see this Specialist and he said everything was perfectly fine and gave me a good report. My file is now sent off to the IAA and I'm really worried if I'm honest.
I have heard so many complaints about the head doctor in the IAA with regards asthma, referals and consultants etc that I fear that the minute she see's I had to be refered to a specialist she would fail me straight away.

I like to hear what people have to say about this and has anyone passed their medical recently even though they still have to be refered to a consultant.
Thank you for reading and I hope I haven't wasted your time. :wink:

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You should not be worried, as Medically you are fit.
But with this Lady you never know.......
I'd challenge it, if it does not work out for you. I had the same problem with Colour Perception for the PPL, I know I met the criteria of the JAR but this person put in the most obscure restriction that no one I've spoken to since has ever heard of. :shock:
As I'd no ambition for Commercial or Night time, then or now I could not be arsed getting her back up. But for what it's worth my own AME said if I wished he would persue it further with her.
Bottom line if a respiratory specialist says you are fine then how a lesser qualified Medic (albeit with more power) could reverse that is beyond me and normal people.

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Thanks for the reply Trigger, Its a little bit dishearting to think that she could fail you on a very small item but your right, I will go down swinging sort of speak :lol: . I will not make any assumptions at this stage and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks again

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Post by Lambada Crazy »

Hi Guys,

Trigger,
Bottom line if a respiratory specialist says you are fine then how a lesser qualified Medic (albeit with more power) could reverse that is beyond me and normal people.


She went beyond the respitory physician in my case and denied me a class 1. Even though the report was positive.


I wouldnt worry, If things get bad, go to the CAA, you will pass, they have a different view on asthma.


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Post by alphaLaura »

Sorry to jump in on the topic a little here, but I was just wondering if the case is the same for an allergy-related asthma?

I am prone to chest infections due to an allergy-related asthma. My asthma is very, very mild - I take the seritide inhaler each day for it but have never had an asthma attack.

In theory, this should not pose a problem for a Class 1, yes?
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Alpha Laura, I don't really know much about chest infections myself but I did have a few as a very young child but was not hospitalised with them. I would advise you to go the CAA route as well with regards asthma. I think a lot of the problems are caused by contracting out medicals as opposed to the IAA conducting themselves.
I wish I had read Lambada's posts and threads before I had undertaken my medical in this country as they seem to have a much more modern, better tested means for testing asthma.
However I keep getting a head of myself, I don't have a result yet from my medical so I should just keep hoping at this stage. I'll let people know how I got on. :D :D

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Just a quick update. Got my class 1 issued today and am very happy that I don't have any more hassle with this matter. I'm still not quite sure what the requirements are with regards asthma and a IAA medical but I'm very content. I think you will get sent to a consultant regardless with your asthma so I wish everyone else luck with asthma and feel free to pm me if you any questions. :wink:

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