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AVMED Problems – Bladeslapper

AVMED problems raised by Helicopter pilots:

Re: Helicopter Pilot training path

The information provided by HKK is still current. I had LASEK in 2009 with pre-surgery refraction of -5 left and -3 right and was subsequently confirmed as AVR1 by AVMED.
by jandakotflyer
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2129
 
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Helicopter Pilot training path
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

ASRR, Senate Review and a way forward

Just lots of problems with casa – AVMED, AOC’s, prosecutions etc. The ASRR [Aviation Safety Regulatory Review] http://vocasupport.com/election/regulatory-review-2013/asrr-submissions/ by David forsyth is getting to an end. Lots of good submissions …
by up-into-the-air
Fri Mar 21, 2014 0151
 
Forum: CASA
Topic: CASA – Are they doing a good enough job ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8158

Re: Australian Helicopter Industry Association

… application for some of our members. Our thanks to AOPA for working on this regulatory issue. Quote: As you are aware, AOPA has been encouraging AVMED to look at the issue of DAMEs issuing class 2 medical certificates. CASA did investigate this issue several years ago and it failed because DAMEs …
by AHIA
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2127
 
Forum: On the Job
Topic: Australian Helicopter Industry Association
Replies: 396
Views: 119812

Re: Oral glucose test

Pretty much what everyone else has said. I am a larger frame so figured Avmed singled me out because of weight figures. Eat well a number of days before test in case your figure could be marginal. I laid off the booze a few days as well. Set aside 2-3 hrs for test.
by truthinbeer
Thu Jan 23, 2014 0652
 
Forum: On the Job
Topic: Oral glucose test
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Oral glucose test

It’s a PITA. AvMed have changed the blood sugar level parameter from 6.0 to 5.5, citing ‘advice from the Diabetes Association’, but the DA only call for glucose tolerance testing for high risk patients between 5.5 and 6.0 on a three …
by Heli
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1737
 
Forum: On the Job
Topic: Oral glucose test
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Heli training – S Brisbane/Archerfield

… redefined to Class 1… I know the feeling. I spent a good 3 months visiting specialists and getting xrays before I was cleared for my medical by AvMed. You’re most definitely not the first to be put on Class 4, and likewise you wouldn’t be the first to successfully appeal – a lot of ADF pilot …
by Queestce
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1038
 
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Heli training – S Brisbane/Archerfield
Replies: 13
Views: 1498

Re: CASA – Are they doing a good enough job ?

you would be surprised at how people will go the extra mile to solve an issue for an operator I can honestly say that whilst my initial AVMED experiences with CASA were hugely irritating and nonsensical e.g. Dr. Pooshan Navathe’s underlings demanding that I provide a note from my doctor to …
by Banjo-Kazooie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2353
 
Forum: CASA
Topic: CASA – Are they doing a good enough job ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8158

Re: Navy Pilots

… already in the system under ‘cadetships’ at ADFA/RMC are given waivers. Those who come close to the height in testing generally get checked out by AVMED. Did know an Army pilot who trained with Navy on Squirrel due height, then came across. Was a one off I think. Here’s hoping HATS produces some …
by haroldthehelicopter
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1907
 
Forum: On the Job
Topic: Navy Pilots
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

Re: Medical extensions

Thanks all for your replies. AvMed has all my docs and I’m paid up. All I’m told is that they’re with the doctor and it will be processed soon. The self-service portal lists my status as “Delayed” but my validity is until 2014. …
by Little Bird
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1952
 
Forum: Medical Talk
Topic: Medical extensions
Replies: 16
Views: 3429

Re: In praise of CASA

You’re lucky Twisty, I’m on the last day of my 2 month re-validation and NOTHING from Avmed. When I called them they said they have a backlog and you’ll just have to wait. When I informed them that I wouldn’t be able to work, I got an apology and not much more. After …
by Little Bird
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1502
 
Forum: CASA
Topic: In praise of CASA
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Re: In praise of CASA

Avmed must be picking up their act, I just got my class 1 renewal back in the mail after only 2 weeks :shock: ( I had the works treatment also). so i was very surprised when it turned up as last year it took nearly 2 months.
by Twistgrip
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1624
 
Forum: CASA
Topic: In praise of CASA
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Re: sarcoidosis

In the absence of the CASA AVMED manual, this is taken from the ICAO Manual of Aviation Medicine. http://www.icao.int/publications/Documents/8984_cons_en.pdf
Sarcoidosis 1.13.16 Sarcoidosis presents special problems in certification due …
by StickyDingo
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1005
 
Forum: Helicopter Q&A
Topic: sarcoidosis
Replies: 4
Views: 4102

Re: In praise of CASA

First (of course), well done to regain your Class 1) But Avmed can be likened to the curate’s egg: good in parts. I have recently received my medical certificate after a 4 month delay, during which time Avmed lost the documentation (e mailed to an …
by Heli
Fri Mar 02, 2012 0636
 
Forum: CASA
Topic: In praise of CASA
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

In praise of CASA

… of a Class One. Mine was a slightly awkward case, didn’t fit a template, so while I’ve never really doubted the outcome, it’s required patience, Avmed flexibility, common sense and time. I have to say the organisation’s been brilliant. Last week I got a brand spankers Class 1 without conditions …
by papillons
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1134
 
Forum: CASA
Topic: In praise of CASA
Replies: 9
Views: 3100

Re: Glaucoma

Be careful if Avmed gets hold of you. A mate of mine broke his arm in a fall playing touch footy. Presented to medical, xrays and simple fracture of the radius, 6 weeks out of action, no flying. That was 2010 and he still isn’t cleared. …
by masteroff
Sun Feb 05, 2012 0801
 
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Glaucoma
Replies: 4