NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

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NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by shaun1994 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:32 pm

Hi

I need to go for my Class 4 medical soon and I just want to know what I can expect from the test?

Thanks

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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by VRef » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:35 pm

From a pilot's point of view, it's very basic - just checking your vital signs and resting ECG.
Basically, if you can walk into the Doctor's rooms without passing out, and have reasonable vision and hearing - you should be good.
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by shaun1994 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:38 pm

VRef wrote:From a pilot's point of view, it's very basic - just checking your vital signs and resting ECG.
Basically, if you can walk into the Doctor's rooms without passing out, and have reasonable vision and hearing - you should be good.
Thanks that's all I wanted to hear. :D
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by Rudi Pretorius » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:55 pm

shaun1994 wrote:
VRef wrote:From a pilot's point of view, it's very basic - just checking your vital signs and resting ECG.
Basically, if you can walk into the Doctor's rooms without passing out, and have reasonable vision and hearing - you should be good.
Thanks that's all I wanted to hear. :D
Not quite.......Like walking in and that is that....
My first medical was lung function, chest and lung x-rays and had to peddle a static bicycle for 5 + minutes with all those funny goodies(ecg) patched on me.

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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 pm

It also depends on which doctor Shaun ?

My last with my AME was a bit challenging. I had a bad flu and presented with high blood pressure and she made me come back a few days later when things should have been normal. I was only 37 at the time ( last year ) but she takes no chances.
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:47 pm

There could also be the digital prostrate exam. It is not electronic but manual with a lubricated gloved finger :twisted:
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:12 am

Ugly Duckling wrote:There could also be the digital prostrate exam. It is not electronic but manual with a lubricated gloved finger :twisted:
Hahaha funny, my Doc here has allowed me to skip that due to age but teases me about first check over 40 she going to have to take me on a date first. :o
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by Bobsmyuncle » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:13 am

Multirotordronepilot wrote:
Ugly Duckling wrote:There could also be the digital prostrate exam. It is not electronic but manual with a lubricated gloved finger :twisted:
I always think of Freddy Laker saying to Richard Branson ""One last word of advice, Richard: When you're bent over and the doctor's got his finger up your bum, make sure that he hasn't got both his hands on your shoulders!"
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:40 am

Bobsmyuncle wrote:
Multirotordronepilot wrote:
Ugly Duckling wrote:There could also be the digital prostrate exam. It is not electronic but manual with a lubricated gloved finger :twisted:
I always think of Freddy Laker saying to Richard Branson ""One last word of advice, Richard: When you're bent over and the doctor's got his finger up your bum, make sure that he hasn't got both his hands on your shoulders!"
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Re: NPL/LSA CLASS 4 Medical Examination

Unread post by shaun1994 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:57 pm

Bobsmyuncle wrote:
Multirotordronepilot wrote:
Ugly Duckling wrote:There could also be the digital prostrate exam. It is not electronic but manual with a lubricated gloved finger :twisted:
I always think of Freddy Laker saying to Richard Branson ""One last word of advice, Richard: When you're bent over and the doctor's got his finger up your bum, make sure that he hasn't got both his hands on your shoulders!"
Nee #@K julle sal my nie laat gaan vir medicals nie :mrgreen:
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