Author Topic: Goal to go AF Officer. What trades do PCAT interfere with?  (Read 3742 times)

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Offline kolkim

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I was recently diagnosed with something that gives me a very small PCAT category. I think they said PCAT 6? This is new to me so I'm not sure how it works but I'm told that it isn't a big deal and rarely will restrict anything. However, I am trying to get a degree and was hoping to become an Officer someday and they basically told me I couldn't be a Pilot, my number 1 choice. Was pretty upset about this but whatever. My second choice is Aerospace Control Officer which they had no information about.

How do I know which trades I am restricted from with my PCAT category? Is there a list somewhere.

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Re: Goal to go AF Officer. What trades do PCAT interfere with?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 07:54:31 »
First and foremost it will depend on what your PCAT comes back as.
There are 6 factors in a medical category.
Vision, Colour Vision, Hearing, Geography, Occupational, and Air.
This link is to the minimum medical standards for each trade
Generally, for the first 3 categories (V-VC-H) a rating of 1 is best.
For G and O the military likes to see 2s (implies deployability).
For the A factor, it is generally a 5 unless you are aircrew.
The different ratings are explained here

No one can say if your PCAT will affect your career except your medical officer, as they are the ones who are assigning it.