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).

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