What countries allow pilots to fly taking antipsychotics precribed by a psychiatrist?
- Anonymous4 years agoBest Answer
Depends on what you mean by "pilot." There's a light sport license for very small single engine aircraft (barely bigger than an ultralight) that you can get without a medical exam. You'll be limited to non-commercial, daylight VFR flying only.
As the "pros" have said, if you're on antipsychotics, you can give up on any dream of being an airline pilot.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Just curious, all I wanted to get is a private pilots licence, I pretty much gave up hope when that idiot with Germanwings crashed that plane and killed 150 people, I just think it's unfair to completely judge all people on psychiatric medication when it comes to a third class medical, I have been emotionally stable for years for example, I mean if you don't treat all Muslims like terrorist because of 9-11 (which would be unfair) why judge people on meds who just want a private pilots licence...
- Skipper 747Lv 74 years ago
If you are an airline pilot, you are unlikely to be a patient of a psychiatrist...
Of course except a "certain German co-pilot" who did it in complete privacy -
With any airline, you would have been immediately "grounded" -
It is time for psychiatrists who have pilots among their patients to "pull the plug" -
Despite confidentiality for their patients -
Many simple "pain killers" are marked "do not operate machinery when taking this medication" -
That psychiatrist in Germany shared responsibility for having not reported him to the LBA -Source(s): Retired airline pilot - Pan American 1968-1991 - Cargolux 1992 - Aerolíneas Argentinas 1993-2008 -
- Anonymous4 years ago
Anti Psychotics, no country at all!
Some countries allow mild anti-depressives, subject to more regular medical assessments and on a short term basis.
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- FoxLv 74 years ago
Few if any....and after the germanair incident DEFINITELY ZERO!
Airlines want mentally stable people behind the controls, and that wackjob co-pilot was only allowed to fly because he kept it secret because he knew he would be banned from flying if anyone knew.
- 4 years ago
None. Neurological disorders are among the worst possible medical conditions to have in the aviation world.
- JetDocLv 74 years ago
NONE of them.
- Angela DLv 74 years ago
none. exactly as it should be.