[Sailing vs Flying] medicals

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[Sailing vs Flying] medicals

Post by Eddie » Sun May 17, 2020 10:56 am

This info only relates to SA. With many countries having differing standards and some none!

There's a big difference here, especially for older folk.

All you require for a Day Skipper is being able to see, with either one or both eyes, with or without glasses/contact lenses, 6/9 (or better) and to qualify further, ie, Local Waters, Coastal Skipper etc, you mustn't be colour blind.

Flying medicals become ever more onerous (and expensive) as you get older. Eventually you're off to the doc every six months. And if you've been unlucky enough to have had, for example, a heart attack, your further flying is extremely limited (if allowed at all) and extremely expensive to pay the relevant medical experts to have you jump through all their little hoops.
Eddie Haynes-Smart
Miura 30, "Roast Beef", Simon's Town, Cape Town
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