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European legislation is going to change the pilot licensing rules and this will affect the privileges of many existing licence holders

Information Concerning the Expected Effects of EU Legislation on Flight Crew Licensing 19-Sep-2011 European legislation is going to change the pilot licensing rules and this will affect the privileges of many existing licence holders. The latest guidance information may now be found on the CAA website:http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/620/e-Sept2011_v3.pdf

CAD adoption UK: Colour Perception Testing of Initial Applicants for UK/JAA Class 1 and 2

Colour Perception Testing of Initial Applicants for UK/JAA Class 1 and 2 medical certificates The UK CAA will, from September 1st 2009, use the Colour Assessment and Diagnosis (CAD) test (http://www.caa.co.uk/caapaper200904) to assess applicants who fail the Ishihara plate test. The CAD test has greater accuracy and reproducibility in comparison with other available testing methods. Moreover, the CAD test pass/fail limits are set so as to only exclude those applicants whose colour deficiency is likely to result in them performing colour safety critical piloting tasks less well than persons with normal colour vision.Colour Perception Testing of Initial Applicants for UK/European Class 3 medical certificates The UK CAA will, from September 1st 2009, use the CAD test to assess all applicants for normal colour vision (normal trichromacy).

Minutes of CAM meetings 12-Apr-2011

Minutes of CAM meetings 12-Apr-2011 Governance of Civil Aviation Medicine Practice. Dr Hunter had organised an Ophthalmology Panel meeting on 4 June 2010 to look at the new Colour Assessment and Diagnosis test developed by City University. A further seminar will take place on 5 October. If anyone is interested in attending this seminar, they should get in contact with Dr Stuart Mitchell who will be overseeing it. Dr Hudson suggested inviting the FAA and Canadian Authorities (Nelda Milburn and David Salisbury respectively).

http://www.caa.co.uk/...type=90&pageid=12127

CAA Paper 2009/04: Minimum Colour Vision Requirements for Professional Flight Crew. Recommendations

CAA Paper 2009/04: Minimum Colour Vision Requirements for Professional Flight Crew. Recommendations ...

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=33&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=3560

Minimum Colour Vision Requirements for Professional Flight Crew. Recommendations for new colour vision standards. Description:This study investigated...