CASA Accredited Private and Commercial Pilot Medicals

aviation medicalDr Hamish Scott at Bayside Medical Group offers medical examinations for all classes of aviation licence.

When booking please indicate which class of licence and if this is a renewal or new application.

We are able to perform necessary tests – blood tests, ECG, audiogram, spirometry.   The need for these tests is based on age, class of licence and when clinically relevant.  We are happy to discuss this with you prior to your booked appointment.

You will require an ARN to complete the medical exam.   This also allows you to log into CASA’s medical records system – MRS online.   MRS online should be accessed prior to the appointment so you can answer preliminary questions.   We can provide guidance with this as needed.

 


Class 1

This medical standard applies to holders of an Air Transport Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence (other than balloons), Multi-crew Pilot (aeroplane) Licence, Flight Engineer Licence or Student Flight Engineer Licence.

Unless otherwise advised, a Class 1 medical certificate is valid for one year.

Initial issue
  • ECG, audiogram, estimation of fasting serum lipids and fasting blood glucose, calculation of Cardiovascular risk and an eye examination by CASA Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist or Credentialed Optometrist.
Renewals
  • ECGs are required at the first renewal after the 25th, 30th, 32nd, 34th, 36th, 38th and 40th birthdays, and annually thereafter.
  • Audiograms are required at the first renewal after the 25th birthday and every fifth birthday thereafter.
  • Fasting lipids and glucose is required at the first renewal after the 25th birthday and every fifth birthday until age 60 and yearly thereafter.
  • Eye examination by a CASA Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist or Credentialed Optometrist at age 60 and at two-yearly intervals thereafter.


Class 2

This medical applies to holders of a Student Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot (Balloon) Licence and Flight Radio Operator Licence.

Unless otherwise advised, a Class 2 medical certificate is valid for four years for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue or two years for those aged over 40 years.

There are no special requirements, unless clinically indicated.

Class 3

This medical standard applies to holders of an Air Traffic Control Licence or and Flight Service Officer.

Unless otherwise advised, a Class 3 medical certificate is valid for two years.

Initial issue

ECG, audiogram, estimation of fasting serum lipids and fasting blood glucose, calculation of Cardiovascular risk and an eye examination by CASA Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist or Credentialed Optometrist

Renewals
  • ECGs are required at the first renewal after the 25th and 30th birthdays and every 2 years thereafter, i.e. at every subsequent routine examination.
  • Audiograms are required at the first renewal after the 25th birthday and then at each renewal after every fifth successive birthday.
  • Fasting lipids and glucose is required at the first renewal after the 25th birthday and then at each renewal after every fifth successive birthday to age 60 and then yearly thereafter.
  • Eye examination by a CASA Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist or Credentialed Optometrist at age 60 and at two-yearly intervals thereafter.

Recreational Aviation Medical

Allows appropriately licenced pilots to exercise the privileges of the recreational pilot licence without the requirement to hold a CASA Class 2 medical.

Unless otherwise advised, a Recreational Aviation Medical is valid 2 years until the age of 65 when validity becomes yearly.

The Recreational aviation medical practitioner’s certificate (RAMPC) replaced the driving licence medical in 2014. The RAMPC medical may be issued by your usual GP.

The RAMPC is significantly more restrictive than the Class 2 medical and restricts the pilot to:

  • Carrying no more than 1 passenger
  • Flying aircraft under 1500KG MTOW (Single Engine Piston only)
  • By Day and under VFR
  • No Aerobatics

The RAMPC is valid for 2 years until the age of 65 when validity becomes yearly.