- Jun 27, 2007
Hundreds of colour blind pilots have been put on notice they could be grounded as air safety authorities consider tightening medical requirements for the vision impaired.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has written to 500 aviation licence holders, including 124 commercial pilots working for Virgin, regional airlines and freight companies, warning them it is reviewing new research into ''colour vision deficiency''.
In a separate letter, CASA has asked 900 companies that employ Australian pilots to consider their position on vision impairment.
I have no knowledge of the merits of CASA's argument but knowing the members here reckon it is if interest.
Also mentioned in the reports is the Colour Vision Defective Pilots Association. I guess there is an organisation for everybody.