The following equipment and techniques apply only to airmen. Not all tests approved for airmen are acceptable for air traffic controllers (FAA employee 2152 series and contract tower air traffic controllers).
Any tests not specifically listed below are unacceptable methods of testing for FAA medical certificate. Examples of unacceptable tests include, but are not limited to, the OPTEC 5000 Vision Tester (color vision portion), "Farnsworth Lantern Flashlight," "yarn tests," and AME-administered aviation Signal Light Gun test (AME office use is prohibited). Web-based color vision applications, downloaded, or printed versions of color vision tests are also prohibited. Examiners must use actual and specific color vision plates and testing machinery for applicant evaluations.
|Pseudoisochromatic plates||Test book should be held 30" from applicant
Plates should be illuminated by at least 20� candles, preferably by a Macbeth Easel Lamp or a Verilux True Color Light (F15T8VLX)
Only three seconds are allowed for the applicant to interpret and respond to a given plate
|American Optical Company [AOC]||1965||1-15|
|*Note to Agency-Designated ATCS AMEs||Not all tests approved for pilots are acceptable for FAA ATCSs. Contact RFS for current list.|
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