Can You Fly Planes When You Have An Artificial Eye?

You most certainly can fly planes when you have an artificial eye.

We’ve just had a brilliant email from Leo Brogan telling us about his career as a pilot.

Here is Leo’s story-

I lost my left eye due to an industrial accident in 1968. At the time I was involved in sport parachuting/skydiving.

I commenced parachuting again within a month of leaving hospital, still with the hospital dressing on my eye.

A prosthetic eye was made and this has been satisfactory.

I gained a private pilot licence in 1970 and a commercial pilot licence in 1992, followed by an instrument rating in 1993.

I then flew aircraft on charter until 2006 when I retired from commercial flying. I now run my own business at Gisborne in Victoria.

Life can go on normally after losing an eye if you decide not to be an invalid !!

Thanks to Leo for sharing his inspiring story.

If you have a dream I urge you to get out there and do it.

Having an artificial eye is no barrier to a life full of fun and adventure.

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  1. Avatar for celia vinny celia vinny says:

    Nice to hear from Mr.Leo Brogan……… …!Having an artificial eye is no barrier to a life full of fun and adventure.But unfortunately in India driving licence is restricted for one eyed people .And some jobs where they need binocular vision ….like use of binocular instruments etc….

    But still Life can go on normally after losing an eye if you decide not to be an invalid !!

  2. Avatar for Tim Boyd Tim Boyd says:

    What a great story. I have always wanted to get my pilots license but was told that because I on,y have the sight in one eye, I could not get a commercial license. I am now going to look further into it. Thanks for the story

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