The LAPL was introduced to the UK on 17th September 2012 with the implementation of EASA. It will replace the NPPL for flying EASA registered aircraft. Usually a EASA LAPL can be conducted by your GP (who has access to your medical records). However, sometimes your GP might feel that your case warrants the expertise of an AME.
The medical assessment
This consists of a clinical examination in addition to a medical declaration; usually conducted by your GP. In cases where there are significant medical conditions and/or vision issues the CAA require formal referral from your GP to an AME, via a 'GP Referral Form' (Downloadable from this page).
The CAA Form CAP 1127 P 'A quick guide for Pilots' provides all the information you need regarding the porcess, (Downloadable from this page).
Under the age of 40 a LAPL medical certificate must be revalidated every 5 years (or until 42nd birthday if earlier). Over the age of 40 it must be revalidated every 2 years.
Certificates may be revalidated within 45 days of the expiry date if you wish to continue exercising the privileges of your licence
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 on flight safety, or are taking medication which might interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of their licence.
David is available for aviation medical consultations other than CAA examinations. We have access to a number of specialist private consultants e.g. Cardiologists, to whom we can refer promptly and seek specialist opinion in order to return the pilot to a ‘Fit’ status as soon as possible (see Affiliates page in 'About Us').
Coming for a Medical
Please download, print and complete the application forms BEFORE arrival. Failure to do so adds 20 minutes to the consultation time.
- Complete application form(s), CAA Form 160 and if necessary CAA Form 162 (Downloadable from this page).
- Bring photo ID, (Passport, Drivers licence, Military ID, etc.).
- Be prepared to provide a urine sample ON ARRIVAL.
- Bring spectacles (do not wear contact lenses for the consultation).
- CHECK DIRECTIONS ON THE WEBSITE (THEY ARE SIMPLE IF FOLLWED) – DO NOT TRUST SAT NAV ONCE NEAR BEDSTONE.