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 Since January 1st 2001 all UK AMEs are not entitled to conduct EASA medicals unless they have registered with an EU country post January 2001. Therefore most UK AMEs cannot currently perform EASA medicals. Dr Carey is negotiating with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to be authorised to conduct EASA medicals. Please ignore the use of the term EASA on the aviation medical pages. 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.
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.
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