Hi all, I just got a letter of denial from the FAA for my first-class medical application due to a now 39-year-old (and stable) retinal tear. How do I go about requesting a medical flight test? Is there any language that has worked for others? The letter seems to be inviting me to appeal.
You need to discuss this with your AME, only they are qualified to guide you in this area.
I searched on Google “retinal tear aviation” and found an FAA link to this guide for AMEs:
As always, any medical questions, you want to speak with an AME.
Brady - thanks. I appreciate the caution and I have an ongoing conversation with my AME. He was the first one to encourage me.
But it seems clear that I am making the appeal, not the AME. So apart from some tips from him, I’m on my own.
I would recommend setting up a consultation with this group:
I had a retinal tear a few years ago and they helped me get back to flying within a few months.
Chris - thank you. Who are they and what’s your connection? Happy customer?
Their “About” section tell you who they are. For my connection and if I’m happy, see my earlier statement of: “I had a retinal tear a few years ago and they helped me get back to flying within a few months.”
A little time spent doing your own research here would benefit you.