What does Sean do?
Dr Sean Runacres is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) for CASA and is passionate about flying. He has been working on his Private Pilots Licence (PPL) for about 20 years and is very close to finally finishing it.
In addition to the Australian Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, which authorises him to assess pilots and air traffic controllers for CASA, he has completed the Advanced Practical Aviation Medicine course with Monash University.
This course was run within the Singaporean Air Force and provided practical experience and training in G-forces, spatial disorientation, night vision and ejection seat training.
Sean understands the desire to fly and what is required to keep you in the air safely, for longer.
Sean knows a medical clearance is also putting food on the table, feeding the family and putting a roof over their head. While there will come a time when CASA declines to issue a medical clearance, Sean will work tirelessly to ensure that all avenues have been exhausted before this decision is made.