Renewal of my MPL

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Renewal of my MPL

Postby DarkHelmet » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:47 pm

Hi guys

I don't know if any of you are aware but I was involved in a vehicle accident last year. My C2 neck vertabrae was broken and I had my C1, C2 and C3 neck vertebrae fused.

What is my chance of getting my medical renewed?

I loved flying my trike but I am so skittish in real life now I do not think I have the reflex to ever fly a weight shift again.

What is required to pass the flight medical?

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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby Flooi » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:35 am

I stand to be corrected, but if you have recovered completely, I do not think this incident
will effect your renewal. I do however read between the lines that you are fearful- and rightfully
so after trauma. I would strongly suggest that you push forward and renew your licence.
However.... consider changing to 3 axis microlight. Just 2 c. Hennie
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby Air Hog » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:44 am

Hi DH
Please get back in the saddle. Confidence will come back. I had a similar situation last year, broke my leg and had a light stroke because of wrong medicine. Lost my medical because of this. Year later, went for medical again and pass. Was also skittish in the beginning but now back to normal!!

Go for it.
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby coline » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:31 pm

As Nike says - Just do it!
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby RV12 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:51 pm

I had a retina detachment operation on 12 June and i still have no decent sight in my right eye. There is no guarantee that I actually will get full sight back in my right eye. I have not been flying since the end of May and may never fly again. I remain positive that I will be able to see well enough in a few months to fly again.

You should be able to pass a class 4 medical as long as you have recovered fully from your accident. If it will make you feel safer to fly 3 axis aeries, then do it. You have to decide. It is your life.

Good luck.
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby Blue Max » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:28 pm

vhpy
Laat ek ook n straaltjie hier in kry!
Persoonlik dink ek dit is n kwessie van 'mind over matter' sover dit die sielkundige aspek betref.
Kry jou medies verby en jump in jou trike en vlieg hom.
Ek het Pilots ontmoet in Kanada wat 75 en 79 jaar oud is en albei doen Aerobatics op lugskoue.!
N trike (weight shift) pilot makliker as n Three axis.! (!!)
Fusion van jou nekwerwels het niks met jou vermoee om n trike te pilot te doen nie.!
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby jtresfon » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:40 pm

DarkHelmet wrote:My C2 neck vertabrae was broken and I had my C1, C2 and C3 neck vertebrae fused. What is my chance of getting my medical renewed?
DH
I broke my neck way back in 1993 with a "hangman's fracture", basically sheared my odontoid process clean off and spent a year in hospital during which time I had my C1/C2 fused with bone from my hip and wired up. Never had a problem getting a flight medical...

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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby kloot piloot » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:11 pm

DarkHelmet, please keep us posted.
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby DarkHelmet » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:17 pm

Okay, so I am going to book my flight medical for next week Tuesday. Then take it from there...

Who is training in the North of Johannesburg these days? Is Flo still operating?
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby nicow » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:48 am

DarkHelmet wrote:Okay, so I am going to book my flight medical for next week Tuesday. Then take it from there...

Who is training in the North of Johannesburg these days? Is Flo still operating?

I'm north of Johannesburg...in Potties :lol:
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby DarkHelmet » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:36 pm

Thanks Nicow!

My normal doctor for the flight medical only does it Tuesdays/Wednesdays, I am off next Thursday and Friday, anyone else?
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby Leprachaun » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:08 am

nd yes I flew two weeks ago - so you decide ! ## ##
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby Leprachaun » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:09 am

How come half of my Message dissapeared ???
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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby Madman » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:09 pm

I went to Dr Ingham, he is based directly opposite Grand Central and it only cost R550 vhpy

Contact Dr. K.A.Ingham

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P.O. Box 1039
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Midrand, 1685

Tel: 011 315 5817
E-mail: kaingham@hotmail.com

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Re: Renewal of my MPL

Postby DarkHelmet » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:02 pm

Thanks Madman! Dr Ingham is unavailable but my GP, Dr Venter had an opening today!

Medical certificate in hand! (R2300 later!!!)

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