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I'm new to the forum and I have an issue I need to research. I have had a life-long interest in getting my private pilot license but I have heard that due to my sleep apnea, this may not be possible. Essentially, my situation is that I was diagnosed about 7 years ago. The condition is controlled via a CPAP machine and is regularly monitored by my physician on a yearly basis. I do not experience fatigue episodes as had been the case prior to treatment. I always get plenty of rest and I am alert. My physician did not recommend surgery as he sees no problem with any life activities if the CPAP could control the condition which it does. Can I get my license as things are now, should I go after the surgery in order to possibly be CPAP-free or has my dream of flying gone up in smoke?
Thanks in advance for your responses.
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