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Air Traffic Control Specialists - (ATCS)

ATCS Medical Standards Overview

ATCS personnel must comply with the standards outlined below.  Air Traffic Control Specialist Applicants with disqualifying conditions may still be eligible for "Special Consideration" of a medical certificate.  Contact Pilot Medical Solutions for additional information.

Air Traffic Control Specialists are entitled to preferred rates for services available only from Pilot Medical Solutions.  Contact us at 405-787-0303.

 

FAA - ATCS Medical Standards

GENERAL MEDICAL All other medical conditions will be evaluated on an individual basis. All applicants' medical histories and current examinations will be carefully reviewed. This includes past medical records and, if applicable, a review of military medical records.
MEDICATIONS ATCS Disqualifying medications / drugs:
  • Any drugs, such as but not limited to antihypertensive agents or duodenal ulcer medications, which have an effect on the central or autonomic nervous system.
  • Sedative type drugs
  • Tranquilizers
  • Any other drug and/or medication likely to affect the alertness, judgment, vision, equilibrium, or state of consciousness. 

ACCEPTABLE DRUGS ATCS  ACCEPTABLE DRUGS PILOTS

CARDIOVASCULAR No medical history of any form of heart disease.  A medical history of high blood pressure requiring medication will require a review.
COLOR VISION Normal Color Vision Discrimination.
DIABETES A medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus will require special medical review.
HEARING No hearing loss in either ear of more than 25db at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz and no more than a 20 Db loss in the better ear by audiometry, using ANSI 1969 standards.
NEUROLOGICAL No medical history or clinical diagnosis of a convulsive disorder or a disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory explanation of the cause, and must not be under any treatment, including preventative, for any condition of the nervous system.
MENTAL A medical history or clinical diagnosis of a psychosis, or other severe mental disorder is disqualifying.  All Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) applicants must take and pass a psychological exam.
SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE / ABUSE A history of substance abuse / dependency including alcohol, narcotics, non-narcotic drugs and other substances must be extensively investigated.
VISION Distant Vision: 20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.
Near Vision: 20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.
DISQUALIFYING
CONDITIONS
Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) personnel with disqualifying conditions may still be eligible for "Special Consideration" of a medical certificate.  Contact Pilot Medical Solutions for additional information.

acrobat document ATCS MED ATCS Medical Standards Overview
acrobat document ATCS Drug Guide ATCS Drug Guidelines for ATCS
acrobat document ATCS 3930 ATCS Detailed Medical Standards
HTML ATCS 3930 ATCS Detailed Medical Standards
acrobat document ATCS 3930.3B ATCS Detailed Medical Standards Revised 9/2012
DRUG GUIDE ATCS Drug Guide
ATCSAME ATCS Designated Medical Examiners
8500-2 FAA Aviation Medical Examiner Application

Order 7210.3U FAA ATC Facility Operations, Section 8 - Medical
Article 66 Article 66, Section 13, Medical Qualifications, FAA - Union Agreement

ATCS DETAILED MEDICAL STANDARDS     PILOT STANDARDS     ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Contact us at 405-787-0303

 

Updated 11/05/2006                                                            

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