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From Burlington, Vermont, USA:

Is it possible for a person with type 1 diabetes to obtain a commercial helicopter pilots license?


We asked Douglas Cairns of Diabetes World Flight to answer this question:

I don't think this is possible, in the same way that for "fixed wing" aircraft we cannot do so. Technically you can obtain the license itself, but cannot get a medical qualification to exercise the privileges of commercial flying.


Original posting 15 Sep 2009
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