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Re: [IP] firefighting pumper




I got my pilots license when I was 18  and IDDM when I
was 25. I lost my medical because the F.A.A. did not
let you fly if you tack insulin but I herd that they
change. If any one know what is required if you can
e-mail me at email @ redacted

Eric Wheeler
--- Michael <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > > A DMer on insulin cannot get a CDL either -- 
> > > no truck driving career.
> > >
> > I heard from a source who wasn't certain that IDDM
> is a 
> > prohibitive factor in getting a pilots license. 
> Has 
> > anyone actually persued this avenue since having
> been 
> > diagnosed?
> 
> Yes, there are several (not a lot) diabetic (type 1)
> pilots. The 
> certification requirements are stringent and only
> available for a 
> "private" liscense, not commercial as I understand
> it. Contact the 
> FAA for the details of the medical waiver
> requirements and the 
> continuing requirements that must be met on a day to
> day basis to 
> exercise pilot privileges.
> 
> Michael
> email @ redacted
>
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