Don’t worry: you don’t need to be the world’s best athlete to work in a cockpit. We require a normal level of fitness. This is just one aspect SWISS Medical Services assess to see whether you meet the medical requirements. One thing is very strict, though: pilots must be completely sober and clean. That is why we require a drug screening as well. Once you have passed this stage, you will receive your EASA Medical Class 1.
Contrary to popular opinion, pilots do not need 20/20 vision. There are pilots who need to slightly correct their sight with glasses. If you have no further visual impairments, SWISS accepts candidates with far or nearsightedness of +5.0/-6.0 diopters. In terms of height, you need to be at least 1.6 meters tall and no taller than 1.98 meters.