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Old 09-28-2002, 09:05 PM   #1
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Blind, disabled 'should be able to fly',00.html

The physically and mentally disabled may no longer be barred from becoming pilots or air traffic controllers.

Eyesight and other medical tests imposed on flight crew have been found to be in breach of anti-discrimination laws.


The Flight Attendant's Association fears the tests could be used to exclude crew who are overweight, short or suffer from minor complaints such as asthma.

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Old 10-09-2002, 06:15 AM   #2
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Absurd. I don't think that asthma is a minor complaint when you're expected to handle major emergencies and life or death situations.
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