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Re: Color Blindness...
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2010, 00:13:01 »
Where can I learn more about the CV designations and what tests are applied to a candidate to determine them?

This thread works too.

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Colour Blindness
« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2017, 15:49:47 »
I have a slight colour blindness that does not affect me in everyday life. Can anybody talk more about the tests they use for this? I am able to pass the Farnsworth D-15 (arrange the colours/shades in the correct order) but I cannot pass the Ishihara Plates.

I am very interested in becoming a pilot but I understand it is a long, exhausting process. Don't want to waste my time just to get to the end and realize that I can't do it.

Thanks!

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Re: Colour Blindness
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2017, 16:00:32 »
According to the medical standards for the CAF, pilots must reach the standard for "Colour Vision - 2", which is defined as:

CV2 – Abnormal Colour Vision (Minor defects) – CV Safe
Fail Colour plates
Pass Farnsworth D-15 Standard test

Thus, not being an expert, my impression is that you meet that standard.


Refs: Medical Standards: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/index.page
Colour Vision standard: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/cf-colour-vision-testing-instructions.page
Officer/NCM Medical standards: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/officer-ncm-minimum-medical-standards.page
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Re: Colour Blindness
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2017, 16:15:43 »
According to the medical standards for the CAF, pilots must reach the standard for "Colour Vision - 2", which is defined as:

CV2 – Abnormal Colour Vision (Minor defects) – CV Safe
Fail Colour plates
Pass Farnsworth D-15 Standard test

Thus, not being an expert, my impression is that you meet that standard.

Thank you!!! :D

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Re: Colour Blindness
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2017, 16:41:05 »
You would not "get to the end and realize that I can't do it" (for this reason, at least), as you would have to be declared medically fit prior to being accepted as a Pilot applicant.

There are many threads here on this fine Site that discuss matters relevant to you and your application. I suggest that you begin exploring.