Wondering did you already hold a Class II, like you were working as a contractor? If you did does the medical disqualification stop you from being able to renew your Class II?Depends on your region, but HR informed me that Medical can take up to 5-6 months to clear, depending on their backlog. As I've just learned, unfortunately the AME's opinion matters little in their ultimate determination.
Terminal? Enroute? Class date?Just a quick update, in case anyone else has this issue in the future. I received my FOL (and class date) last week, so it didn't take too long to clear. This is what I did:
- went to the hospital where I had treatment for the migraine (which was actually diagnosed as sinusitis) and got ALL the documentation they would give me for my hospital stay. I was charged a nominal fee of $12-13.
- went to the hospital where my kidney stone stint procedure was done and again got ALL documentation (this was like 20-30 pages) but this hospital didn't charge for the records
- made an appointment with my primary care physician to fill in the FAA paperwork, who also gave me a referral to get an abdominal CT scan ($75 copay plus $300 for the scan)
4/15/18 - received e-mail stating I needed to submit the Medical Special Consideration paperwork.
4/15/18-5/3/2018 - completed all requirements
5/3/2018 - submitted all documentation via e-mail, fax and FedEx'd the hardcopies
5/14/2018 - received confirmation via e-mail that everything was received and being reviewed
5/30/2018 - received e-mail advising proposed class start date, I replied the same day
5/31/2018 - FOL received
Yeah the AME who does your appointment has literally no authority to pass or daily anyone. Many are unfamiliar with ATC medicals and only know pilot limitations.I was told by my AME I was good and passed my physical even after calling the regional flight surgeon. Then to find out a couple months later that they denied my medical clearance. Now I have been waiting for over a year on my appeal and still no response.