Please consult the CHECKLIST for important information regarding what to bring, directions, etc
Class 2 Initial
The initial consultation includes a complete exploration of your medical history. All medical conditions (past are present) should be disclosed and further information may be required from you General practitioner. Therefore, should you have a significant medical history and in order to facilitate your medical, please provide evidence in the form of letters or reports from your medical records. This will prevent the requirement to write to your GP, which will cause further delay and expense. The initial medical includes a full physical clinical examination, vision tests, and hearing test. Under EASA initial applicants under age 40 no longer require an ECG unless clinically indicated.
If corrective lenses are worn EASA requires a copy of your corrective vision prescription TO BE BROUGHT TO THE INITIAL MEDICAL.
Class 2 Revalidation
An ECG is required at the first medical after 40 and not again until age 50 when the requirement is 2 yearly thereafter – unless clinically indicated
* Class 2 Medical fee includes admin fee paid to CAA
** Audiogram only required for Instrument rating.
Certificates can be revalidated up to 45 days before the expiry date of the current certificate keeping the existing expiry date as the start of the next validity period.
The refractive vision criteria (opticians prescription) has been abandoned under EASA FOR CLASS 2 however applicants will still be required to meet acuity standards which are 6/12 in each eye separately and 6/9 using both eyes. If spectacles are worn EASA still requires copy of the vision prescription to be provided at the Initial examination only. Unless there is a change in vision or eye symptoms Class 2 pilots are not required to bring an updated vision prescription to each medical examination although it is good practice to do so, since it also allows the AME to ensure any gross error in the prescription.
Pilots who do not meet the 6/12 (each eye) may still be able to gain certification if they pass a medical flight test as long as the good eye has normal vision.
Decrease in Medical Fitness
The CAA require licence holders to seek advice from their AME if they experience a decrease in their level of medical fitness which could impact of flight safety, or are taking medication which might interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of their licence.
I am available for aviation medical consultations between examinations and have access to a number of specialist Private Consultants e.g. Cardiologists, to whom I can refer promptly and seek specialist opinion in order to return the pilot to a ‘Fit’ status as soon as possible.
EASA Class 2 Initial/Revalidation
EASA Class 2 + Audiogram
EASA Class 2 + ECG
EASA Class 2 + ECG + Audiogram