Dr David Carey is a specialist in Aviation Medicine. He has over 30 years experience in the fields of aviation and medicine including a professional pilots licence and experience on many aircraft types, military & civilian, rotary & fixed wing. Therefore he appreciates what it’s like to be on the ‘receiving’ end of a medical.
BREXIT - IMPORTANT NOTE
As of January 1st 2021 all UK AMEs are not entitled to conduct EASA medicals unless they have registered with an EU country post January 2021. Therefore most UK AMEs cannot currently perform EASA medicals. Dr Carey is negotiating with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Norwegian Aviation Authority to be authorised to conduct EASA medicals. All medicals, whatever class, will be for the issue of UK national CAA medical certificates. This will not impact on pilots flying G-registered aircraft e.g. PPL. However, it may impact on commercial Class 1 pilots whose operator has EU registered aircraft.
CAA CELLMA - IMPORTANT NOTICE
As of 29th March 2021 all pilots must register with the CAA’s new on-line portal, Cellma, in order to have a medical conducted by a UK AME (presently it takes around 5-10 days to register). Once registered you must then complete your CAA Form 160 on the Cellma system and pay the CAA a fee before arranging an appointment directly with an AME. Please complete and use the CAA Form 160 as a crib (available from my website) and bring the hard-copy to your medical as a ‘back-up’.
David has accreditation with the CAA as a Class 1 & 2 Authorised Medical Examiner (AME), holds the Diploma in Aviation Medicine (DAvMed) and is a member of the Royal Aeronautical society (MRAeS).
David is a member of the Association of Medical Examiners (AAME) and the Aerospace Medical Association (ASMA) where he has presented aviation medicine research in the United States on a regular basis. His MSc research dissertation was based on aeromedical aspects of military escape systems and he wrote regularly for the Fleet Air Arm flight safety periodical ‘Cockpit’.
As Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Aviation in the Royal Navy he had responsibility for pre-employment and periodic aircrew medicals and the management of complex fitness to fly cases.
To make matters as straightforward as possible please do read the checklist below. It will lead to a relaxed yet professional experience.