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The Medical usually takes up to 1 hour and a certificate is issued on the premises if you satisfy the CAA requirements.

You should be fit, have good eyesight and hearing, and have no current or previous illness which might interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft. For more Information please visit www.caa.co.uk and look under medical.

Personal advice can be sourced directly from me using my contact details on the Contact Page.

A urine sample is  always required, thus please attend with a fairly full bladder.

Below is a table outlining EASA medical certficate validity.  The Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL) is valid for 5 years for those under 40 then 2 yearly thereafter.  Additional tests are required during a LAPL examination if clinically indicated.

Medical Certificate

Class 1

Single pilot air

transport operations

carrying passengers

Class 1

Other commercial

operations

Class 2

Validity of certificate

Under 40  – 12 months

40 plus        6 months

Under 60  – 12 months

60 plus        6 months

 Under 40- 60 months

 40-49       – 24 months

 50 plus    – 12 months

Electrocardiogram

At initial then

Under 30     5 yearly

30-39           2 yearly

40-49           annually

50 plus        6 monthly

At initial then

Under 30     5 yearly

30-39           2 yearly

40-59           annually

60 plus        6 monthly

At initial then

50 plus    –    2 yearly

Audiogram

At initial then

Under 40     5 yearly

40 plus        2 yearly

At initial then

Under 40     5 yearly

40 plus        2 yearly

Initial instrument rating then

 Under 40-   5 yearly

 40 plus       2 yearly

Lipid Profile

At initial then age 40

At initial then age 40

 If 2 or more risk factors at initial then age 40

Haemoglobin blood test Every examination Every examination If clinically indicated
Comprehensive eye exam Only applicable to a small number of pilots(see CAA Website for details)Or every 2 years Only applicable to a small number of pilots(see CAA Website for details)Or every 2 years Not applicable
Ophthalmology report(eye test with optician before medical recorded on CAA form) At initial then if required At initial then if required At initial medical only
 Revalidation examination by  AMC or AME   AMC or AME   AMC or AME

Class 2 pilots see this link urgently http://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Pilot-licences/Medical-requirements/Medical-requirements-for-private-pilots/ Changes-to-private-pilot-medical-requirements-announced