Author Topic: Diabetic Pilots  (Read 817 times)

Bonanza4908

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Diabetic Pilots
« on: May 08, 2012, 11:40:44 PM »
Hello

I am new here and recently had my first flight experience in a 1962 Bonanza V Tail. I have always wanted to fly since I was a kid, and still do. 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and my commercial airline pilot or air force pilot dream was ruined. I know that diabetics can become private pilots, no commercial or military, but I don't know much about how I can do it. Can anyone give me some more information on it? I know there are real pilots here that can shed some more light on it for me. I am 19 and don't want to give up the dream of flight.

Thanks

Robert Siegfried

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Re: Diabetic Pilots
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 06:37:43 AM »
Hi-

I hope that you get replies from some pilots with real exprience in this area, but I would also join EAA and AOPA and contact their medical certification experts for advice. They are both large organization that can provide significant support in this area.
www.aopa.org
www.eaa.org

Regards,

Bob

Bonanza4908

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Re: Diabetic Pilots
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 06:17:46 PM »
Thank you for those links, I will see what I can find out!