Class 1 Medicals Scotland
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Class 1 pilot medicals
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 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:
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:
What do I need to bring to the medical appointment?
You will need to bring the following documents with you to your medical appointment:
Signed client consent form – this will be emailed to you with your appointment confirmation.
Photo identification (e.g. passport or driving licence).
Completed but unsigned MED160 application form. Click here to download
Last medical certificate, even if expired.
Most recent spectacles /contact lenses prescription and spectacles if these are worn.
A comprehensive eye examination (MED162) form filled by your optician may be required every 2 - 5 years, if you wear spectacles or contact lenses click here to download. 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.