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UK CAA and EASA Class 1 Medicals


Our UK CAA and EASA Class1 medical examinations ensure that you are physically and mentally fit to perform your role. Get in touch to book your class 1 medical today.

UK CAA and EASA Class 1 medicals

Please note that EASA medicals are currently only carried out at our AYR clinic.

If you are a professional pilot, you will need to hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate. Scotland Aeromedical can undertake a renewal or revalidation UK CAA and EASA Class 1 pilot medical examination for you.

What tests will be performed at my Class 1 medical?


At the Class 1 Medical, one of our AMEs will review your medical history and will perform a medical examination to check that everything is functioning correctly. The examination will cover areas such as vision, hearing, lungs, heart, blood pressure, stomach, limbs and nervous system. You will need to provide a urine sample for testing and a finger-prick haemoglobin test will be performed to rule out anaemia. If you have just turned 40, then a cholesterol blood test will take place. Additionally, an ECG (heart trace) or audiogram (hearing check) may be required depending on your age and medical history. 

Please click on the link below for full details of the CAA validity periods for pilot medical certificates:


CAA validity table



What is the difference between a revalidation and renewal Class 1 medical?


A revalidation Class 1 pilot medical is performed when you attend for your medical within 45 days of the expiry date of your current pilot medical certificate. The benefits of this are that the validity period of your Class 1 medical will be calculated from its original expiry date.

If you don’t revalidate your certificate within the 45 days leading up to its expiry date, you will need to have it renewed. Scotland Aeromedical can renew your Class 1 medical. However, please note that if your certificate expired more than 2 years before your application to renew it, Scotland Aeromedical will need to assess your aeromedical records before carrying out the renewal examination. If your certificate expired more than 5 years before your application to renew it then you will have to follow the same process as for initial issue and this will involve attending an aeromedical centre.



Can Scotland Aeromedical perform initial Class 1 pilot medical examinations?

No. You will need to have your initial  Class 1 pilot medical examination performed at a CAA approved Aeromedical centre. Please click this link for a list of UK approved Aeromedical Centres (AeMC).



What is the validity period for Class 1 pilot medical certificate?


For multi-pilot operations, your Class 1 medical certificate is valid for 12 months if you are under 60 years old and if you are over 60 years old, it will be valid for 6 months. For single pilot air transport operations carrying passengers, your  Class 1 medical certificate will be valid for 12 months if you’re under the age of 40 and for 6 months if you are aged over 40.


Please click on the link below for full details of the CAA validity periods:

CAA validity table



What do I need to bring to the medical appointment?


You will need to bring the following documents with you to your medical appointment:


  1. Signed client consent form – this will be emailed to you with your appointment confirmation.

  2. Photo identification (e.g. passport or driving licence).

  3. Completed but unsigned  application forms- these will be emailed to you with the appointment confirmation in the case of an EASA medical. However, for UK CAA medicals the medical questionnaire  needs to be filled out on the CAA portal so please ensure you have a CAA portal account with access to 'medical services' and please ensure that you have paid the fee for the medical questionnaire to the CAA before your appointment with us. More information about how to apply for a CAA portal account is available at  Our medical records system - Cellma | Civil Aviation Authority (

  4. Last medical certificate, even if expired.

  5. Most recent spectacles /contact lenses prescription and spectacles if these are worn.

  6. A comprehensive eye examination form filled by your optician may be required every 2 - 5 years, if you wear spectacles or contact lenses. This will be emailed to you with the appointment confirmation. As a guide, if your lenses correction is +3.00 to +5.00, or -3.00 to -6.00, this should be every 5 years; with corrections greater than +5.00 or -6.00, this should be every 2 years.

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