This is a bit confusing. Are you saying that you did your medical through Nav Canada or did you do it through a CAME? If it is the CAME (like all ATC medicals) they send your paperwork to Transport Canada. He should have been able to tell you at the time of your medical whether or not you passed. Transport is the one that approves your medical or not. Nav has nothing to do with it. Nor are they able to find out what the hold up is.Slothhead wrote:Just wondering how long it can take for the initial fss medical to be approved? I did my medical & other appointments about 7 weeks ago. Haven't heard anything from Navcanada yet. I'm probably going to contact them this week to make sure there's no issues, but just wondering if that's normal? Seems like a long time.
On my takecharge profile page, theres a documentation section, and under the medical report it is showing "pending".
Oncidium is not responding to me to confirm that they received everything they need from the doctor.
Edit: just noticed you are talking about an FSS medical, not ATC. I have no experience with those so the above may not be relevant.
either way, the report must've come through because my takecharge page has been updated and shows they've received my medical, so, all good.
I accepted an offer for FSS in the past month, and was given information to contact Oncidium (who would provide forms + contact info for CAME Doctors in my area as well as what else needed to be done).
I then received a call for a seat in IFR training a few weeks after accepting the FSS offer. I accepted it, when I relayed the information on the course change to my Oncidium contact they advised that they are not involved in the medical process for ATC and that I had to deal with my contact at NAV Canada.
I thought this might be helpful in clearing up the confusion there was between Oncidium/Transport Canada -- this basically confirmed that FSS and ATC have two relatively different processes, the only similarity I know of so far is that I will see the same Doctor.