Hello-bird Posted October 23, 2008 Report Share Posted October 23, 2008 On September 25th, I got a letter in the mail from Transport Canada. When I opened it, there was a sheet of paper which I later learned was a class 1 medical certificate. October 1st, another letter came. It said that Transport Canada wanted more information. When I called the number on the letter, a receptionist answered and expressed surprise. She also thought it to be an odd thing to receive a clear medical first, and a letter after. Then told me that the letter ought to have stated at the bottom I'd have 60 days to present the additional requested information. And if they did not receive the information within 60 days, the medical would expire. But my letter didn't say that. I asked to speak to the doctor who had signed the letter. He was out of the office, but would call me back the following week. When the doctor called, he affirmed that more information was required. When I questioned him as to why I'd receive the medical, then the letter after... he told me that I did, in fact, have a clear medical. And that it was good for one year. And that he had just thought it to be a good idea to have the additional information on file. I'm not exactly up on my TC procedures, but this made no logical / rational sense to me. A few years ago I had a stroke (age 29). I didn't really expect to pass the medical, but I wanted to. And I've really wanted to fly, if it was safe to do so. Apparently there is a conference in Vancouver on Friday with Transport Canada and all the medical doctors/examiners. My case is being used as an example of TC sloppiness. And the need for risk management. After talking with a good friend who has flown for a number of years, I have come to accept that it's probably not the best idea for me to fly. Things like concentration, memory, and situational awareness still seem to be affected (too much) under stress. I've kind of grown attached to you guys. I hope you don't mind if I stick around. Even if I can't fly. It sure is great to hear from others who can. And do. Thanks (a lot) for all of your encouragement, and kindness. It's greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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