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Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by Yazn Ghaliah, Jan 8, 2020.
Are you still in your first (probationary) year with the FAA? Have you certified at your first facility?
You should probably contact an aviation attorney. If you’re not signed up with AOPA, you should. They can get you the contact information for an attorney that might be able to help you.
you also might want to consider not using your real name on this board
Does NATCA represent your contract tower? They do some
I’d also look into AMAS for advice. They work closely with the FAA. They also protect you.
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I swear Superman would have trouble, because he has severe allergies (to kryptonite).
Sounds like a scene from Kurt Vonnegut's "the handicapper general" from the novel Welcome to the monkey house.
The FAA is saying you cannot do the job and they are going to see that you get fired. 1st, they are going to determine if you have a medical issue. If you do they are going to yank your medical.
If you don’t, they are going to see that you employer fires you for not following transportation safety rules.
Either way, you are soon to be gone.
I'll PM info on an aviation attorney I am familiar with.
This is even nastier than your average post. Which is no small feat. How low will you go?
A few things:
(A) I wish you the best of luck in keeping your job (employment is a good thing for everyone) and fulfilling your dream of flying airplanes.. it is the best thing in the world, I genuinely hope you can achieve your goals
(B) The FAA medical process is one of the most backasswards and asinine things in the world. You could have a million horrible things wrong with you (mentally and physically) but if you never go to the doctor you'll never know about it, and thus you'll have no disqualifying conditions and be granted a medical. Similarly, you don't actually need a driver's license to be a commercial pilot.. so how is it fair to hold that against someone, when it's not actually required? So again, I wish you luck in getting through this fairly and reasonably
Now the maybe not-so-nice part (and the "ok, dad" part)...
How do you get four tickets in one year? And then, after a suspension, get pulled over two more times relatively soon after? One would think after the suspension you'd do everything possible to stay in the good graces of the vehicular laws
If I were looking for a personal driver for either myself or loved ones, at face value I'd probably skip over your application, as, it does suggest (best case) horribly bad luck, or (worst case) a sense of a lack of professional care and responsibility. Paying attention to your phone is remarkably dangerous, this is not new. Whether you're replying to a text, or plugging an address into a GPS, it's taking your attention off the road.. a $15 mount from Amazon could have saved you the last ticket. A kid runs out in the road when you're typing in "15 Main Street" and boom.. that's it for the kid
And.. just a little bit of care (I'm not sure what your four tickets in one year were for), but is it really that hard for people to drive at the speed limit, stop at red lights, use signals, etc.? I mean.. flying an airplane is going to require a lot more discipline, and if driving is any kind of proxy for that then the FAA is not necessarily in the wrong for questioning your merits to operate a plane. Getting caught in a speed trap on a downhill, forgetting a signal, rolling through a stop, etc., I think we've all been nailed for that once or twice. But four in year?! How does that happen?
^please don't take that the wrong way, and maybe it's hindsight is 20/20.. but rather than "FAA is evil" I think in some cases it's warranted to look twice. I'd much rather be sitting on a JetBlue flight with a pilot who hasn't had his driving license suspended for four infractions in one year
The "I can't wait for your prop strike" remark was the ultimate low bar.. this didn't quite get there, but it provided no value whatsoever to the OP. I don't get it either.
That’s why an attorney is needed.
Dang it! What did I miss?
He probably talked to an attorney who told him to delete what he wrote.. it wasn't so bad, four tickets and a suspended license which was causing issues for his medical with the FAA.. that was the gist of it
Don’t know the details here, but it’s possible to get multiple tickets in one incident.
Years ago, someone backed into my parked car and drove away. The cops caught him a few hours later. He got about 5 or 6 tickets, IIRC. Striking a parked car, no mirrors, leaving the scene, no seatbelts, no insurance, ..... The cops pretty much threw everything they could at him.
You sure are a friendly sort. (eye roll)
I am just explaining in my cheerful self that the FAA has full intention of doing him in and is greasing the skids so it slides right along.
Okay.... but from what foundation do you have to make such a claim?
Working in govt. for 30 years and understanding documentation process.