Pilot slot and glasses

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  1. AHS74

    AHS74 Member

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    Can you get a pilot slot with glasses and not having vision correction surgery?
     
  2. aseanag

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    Yes, you will need a waiver.
     
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    I will be starting UPT in a month. I wear glasses. For UPT I will be allowed to wear soft contact lenses.
     
  4. Jayceguy

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    Will those stay in place when you're pulling 8 g's?

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  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    If 8G's get pulled in UPT...

    You broke the jet! :eek:

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  6. aggie83

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    My nephew flies an F-16 and wears contact lenses when he flies.
     
  7. Jayceguy

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    Pssh. Ejection training. :D

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  8. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Short answer: Yes.
    More complete answer: Yes, depending on your exact numbers and the AF granting you a waiver. If your vision isn't TERRIBLE, you have a decent shot at a waiver.

    I'm about -2.25 in both eyes, and have a waiver. I fly with glasses.
     
  9. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Don't underestimate cohesive force. :)
     
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    Followed in de-brief by your IP saying: "I think you would benefit seeing this ride again. Here, have a Taco."
     

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