Toro Posted April 3, 2004 Report Share Posted April 3, 2004 I would appreciate any and all feedback regarding my personal situation in obtaining a TC Class 1 medical to start commercial helicopter training. Following is info regarding myself. I am a 30 year old below knee amputee as the result of a birth defect, missing my right foot. I wear a prosthetic limb complete with ankle etc. In no way has this defect caused a hindrance in everyday life including driving cars , trucks , heavy equipment , motorbikes , sleds , golfing , skiing ,Junior Hockey , running , iron working , etc. I have recently retired from a 16 year Bull Riding career, including 7 years on the professional tours throughout North America with past rankings as high as the top ten in Canada and top 50 in the U.S.A. I maintain myself in great physical condition with regular cardio and weight training workouts as well as various seasonal sports. On average I make 6-10 personal appearances at Children’s Hospitals, rehabilitation centres, colleges and universities to speak about physically challenged individuals reaching and surpassing their life’s goals and dreams, focusing more specifically on success in professional sports. If any of you in the industry are aware of another individual that holds a Canadian Commercial Helicopter Licence that would resemble in any way my personal situation, I would like to hear about it. Also any information on the exam itself would be great. For those of you that are instructors what are your personal thoughts regarding this matter? Thanks you in advance for all posts! I certainly look forward to hearing some feedback. If there are any pilots in the Kelowna , B.C. area I would definitely enjoy meeting you in person and hearing some stories over a round of golf or a beer! Email. Mtnthrasher@aol.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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