Bob Pittman may be remarkably well suited to pilot AOL Time Warner as well as his own Falcon 20 jet or Bell helicopter ("Show Time!" Cover Story, Jan. 15). But having lost his right eye in an accident at age six, is he so persuasive that he could pass the vision portion of the Federal Aviation Administration third-class medical exam that requires 20/40 vision corrected or uncorrected in both eyes?
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Editor's note: The FAA says it grants medical waivers to pilots who have lost one eye, so long as the other eye has 20/40 vision. Pilots with this disability must demonstrate to the FAA that they can overcome it. Pittman holds a valid "statement of demonstrated ability," a.k.a. a medical waiver.