Summary of Pilot Medical Standards - Part 67 at a Glance
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Airline Transport Pilot
|DISTANT VISION||20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or
|20/40 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.|
|NEAR VISION||20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction, as measured at 16 inches.|
|20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction at age 50 and over, as measured at 32 inches.||No requirement.|
|COLOR VISION||Ability to perceive those colors necessary for safe performance of airman duties.|
|HEARING||Demonstrate hearing of an average conversational voice in a quiet room, using both ears at 6 feet, with the back turned to the examiner or pass one of the audiometric tests below.|
|AUDIOLOGY||Audiometric speech discrimination test: Score
at least 70% reception in one ear.
Pure tone audiometric test. Unaided, with thresholds no worse than:
|ENT||No ear disease or condition manifested by, or that may reasonably be expected to maintained by, vertigo or a disturbance of speech or equilibrium.|
|PULSE||Not disqualifying per se. Used to determine cardiac system status and responsiveness.|
|BLOOD PRESSURE||No specified values stated in the standards. The current guideline maximum value is 155/95.|
|At age 35 and
annually after age 40 for 1st Class.
|Not routinely required for 2nd or 3rd class certificates.|
|MENTAL||No diagnosis of psychosis, or bipolar disorder, or severe personality disorders.|
|A diagnosis or medical history of "substance dependence" is disqualifying unless there is established clinical evidence, satisfactory to the Federal Air Surgeon, of recovery, including sustained total abstinence from the substance(s) for not less than the preceding 2 years. A history of "substance abuse" within the preceding 2 years is disqualifying. "Substance" includes alcohol and other drugs (i.e., PCP, sedatives and hynoptics, anxiolytics, marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and other psychoactive drugs or chemicals).|
AME must disqualify if the applicant has a history of:
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