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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2004, 18:09:00 »
cpl-cam, the 20/20 vision rule is more of a guideline. if you have close to 20/20 then your reevaluated, etc. But your vision still has to be good(you can still apply and wear glasses as far as I know)
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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2004, 18:28:00 »
you can‘t actually. DEO candidates must have 20/20. DEO is where you have the degree and apply from there. look at the entry plans on the air force website.

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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2004, 21:43:00 »
yup for the DEO program you must have a 20/20 vision...  I know that for the other one you can have a little less view but there again to be a pilot you must score almost all 1 in your medic compilation
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2004, 07:10:09 »


Hey all,


          I've got three queries.


1) Lets just say I don't have 20/20 vision. But, I get laser surgery so that I do have 20/20. Am I eligable to be a CF pilot?

2) Also, how hard is it to become a fighter pilot? (I expect the answer to be somewhere between 'very' and 'extremely')

3) Is Canada going to buy the new F-22???????


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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2004, 10:20:29 »
Hi Harris,

Here are some short, but brutally honest answers to your questions:

1) No - Laser surgery is not acceptable for the Pilot MOC

2) You are correct in your assumption:  You will most likely have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a CF-18 pilot in the CF.

3) Future acquisitions for the CF is always strife with ?? and !!, so your guess is as good as mine.

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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2004, 11:38:05 »

Zoomie,

          Ouch.... Rough stuff. Well thank's anyway. Are you a fighter pilot?


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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2004, 12:11:49 »
No, he flys the Sleek Greyhound of Death!  ;D I'm a fling wing dude myself, Sea Things to be exact.

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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2004, 12:38:41 »
You guys crack me up with your lingo!   :salute:

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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2004, 14:00:43 »
As Inch inferred, I fly multi-engine aircraft.  Due to the huge wait for the CP-140 Aurora (aka Sleek Greyhound) I have been posted down the hall to 442 SQN, where I will fly the CC-115 Buffalo in its SAR role. :)
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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2004, 15:38:31 »
I didn't know you switched to Buffs, good deal.

The lingo is part of the whole Air Force "experience", you'll hear a ton of it.   Always good for a chuckle. I think "crunchie" is my favourite word, that's an army dude, because that's the sound they make when you land on em!
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2004, 19:26:15 »
Here is the Medical Requirements set out for Flight Surgoens


http://www.dciem.dnd.ca/medical/glfs_e.html

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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2004, 13:47:46 »
I heard that they were changing the req'mts on the laser eye surgery. I heard that they were going to accept it. is that true? Oh, and i have a question. I'm 4'11". Is that gonna be a huge problem in becoming a pilot?
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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2004, 16:07:49 »
The Americans are researching the effects of laser eye surgery, but as of yet or in the near future, don't count on it.  4'11" could be a problem, I'm 5'7" with a 26" inseam and my leg length was almost too short. It all depends on how you're built, I knew a guy that was about 5'2" so there are short guys around, but lower limit according to the DCIEM website is 157 cm, which is just a shade under 5'2".

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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2004, 16:55:54 »
Macklinen - are you done growing?
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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2004, 17:16:24 »
Almost. Its hereditary. My mom is 4'11" too. so i dont think im gonna grow that much more.

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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2004, 18:01:53 »
Macklinen, how old are you? I was 5' nuthin when I started highschool, when I was 15 I grew about 6 inches in what seemed like a few monthsr. My mom is 4'11" too.

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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2004, 19:42:51 »
I've got a year left of high school, and I'm female. I won't be growing anymore than a couple more inches, if i grow anymore. Women generally tend to be on the shorter side of the spectrum.

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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2004, 20:34:10 »
Slightly off-topic, ref the US military and eye surgery.  Talking to a Marine down here in Haiti, they can be provided with it for free.  This is only if your supervisor/OC/CO/boss will sign off on you not being deployed for a year.  Not a bad perk, good vision and a break from their hectic deployments.
I understand the height restrictions are due to ejection requirements, do the different seats have different requirements?
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Re: The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2004, 20:48:02 »
The ejection seat measurement is the one for the trainer that everyone uses - I think I read that somewhere.....
I don't know what it is for Canada, but I'd imagine the requirements are fairly similar between Western nations that fly similar aircraft.

Height - minimum 163 and maximum 193cm.
Sitting Height - maximum 100cm.
Buttock to knee length - maximum 67cm.
Buttock to heel length - maximum 122cm.

4 feet 11 inches = 149.86 centimeters ---> you may be out of luck.



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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2004, 21:17:58 »
are the height req'mts the same for all kinds of pilots? or do they differ from multi engine, to helicopter, to fighter?

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« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2004, 21:29:56 »
If I've read my info right (perhaps a real pilot can confirm) they all start out on the same aircraft. Everyone. From there they go off to specialized rotary, multiengined, and jet aircraft training - but the initial trainer is the same. The trainer has an ejection seat, so I'm guessing that aircraft is the "line". This is all going from what I've researched, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. PM Zoomie or the Sea King dude to be sure.

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« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2004, 21:42:19 »
If I've read my info right (perhaps a real pilot can confirm) they all start out on the same aircraft. Everyone. From there they go off to specialized rotary, multiengined, and jet aircraft training - but the initial trainer is the same. The trainer has an ejection seat,so I'm guessing that aircraft is the "line". This is all going from what I've researched, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. PM Zoomie or the Sea King dude to be sure.


http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/equip/equip1o_e.asp

Here's the trainer.

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« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2004, 21:49:51 »
Thnx nULL, uve been really helpful!

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« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2004, 22:04:52 »
Just what I've read. To clarify, the measurements I posted are the base pilot requirements for the Australian Air Force, which I am only assuming mirror the Canadian ones. Also, I'm not sure if the trainer has an ejection seat - the jet trainer definetely would, but would a prop driven aircraft? Something to ponder. Anyways, you still have plenty of time to grow while you get your degree, which is something you WILL need.

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« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2004, 22:19:40 »
Whats the best route to take, to get a degree through the force, and is one actually serving the RCAF while earning the degree?