A letter to all Cadets from DCdts regarding flight safety/medical requirements for flying:
Flight safety is a priority concern, especially when it comes to Cadets. All Cadets with a Ministry of Transport (MOT) license to fly are obligated under the Aeronautics Act to report medical conditions to their Civilian Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME) to determine continued fitness to fly. DCdts in coordination with medical experts will be developing a more robust screening process of all Cadets to ensure this aspect of flight safety is met.
If you have any current medical concerns that may affect your ability to fly, we recommend that you follow-up with your CAME soonest so that these issues can be addressed and do not affect your license. Your CAME may recommend follow-up with your family doctor for investigation and/or treatment of these medical issues. Access to this medical care could become the rate-limiting step in ensuring your fitness to fly if not done in a timely fashion.
No exceptions will be made for Cadets who show up for flying instruction and activities but need to be grounded pending further medical work-up based on this new screening process. Your pro-active assessment of any medical concerns will ensure a successful and safe flying experience for everyone.
For further information regarding your MOT license, please contact your local CAME or phone the Civil Aviation Medicine Headquarters at 1-800-305-2059 for further guidance. The Aeronautics Act can be found at the following hyperlink: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-2/
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