UK CAA and EASA Class 2 Medicals
Looking to book a UK CAA or EASA Class 2 medical in Scotland? At Scotland Aeromedical, we can help with this. Our Class 2 Medicals involve a thorough examination to ensure that you are physically and mentally fit to operate an aircraft. Get in touch to book your Class 2 medical today.
UK CAA and EASA Class 2 medicals
If you are a private pilot and require an Class 2 pilot medical certificate, Scotland Aeromedical can perform your initial Class 2 medical for you. We also undertake renewal and revalidation Class 2 medical examinations.
What tests will be performed at my Class 2 pilot medical?
At the Class 2 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 If this is your first Class 2 medical then you will need to have an ECG (heart trace) performed. ECGs may also be required at revalidation and renewal Class 2 medicals, depending on your age and medical history. If you intend to be instrument-rated, then you will also need to undergo an audiogram.
Please click on the link below for full details of the CAA medical certificate validity periods:
What is the difference between a revalidation and renewal Class 2 medical?
A revalidation Class 2 pilot medical is performed when you attend for your medical within 45 days of the expiry date of your current medical certificate. The benefits of this are that the validity period of your Class 2 medical will be calculated from its original expiry date.
If you do not 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 2 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.
What is the validity period for Class 2 medical examinations?
If you are under 40, the certificate will be valid for 60 months. Please note that if you are issued with a class 2 medical before you reach 40, it will no longer be valid once you reach 42 years of age.
If you are aged between 40 and 50 the certificate will be valid for 24 months. Please note that if you are issued with a class 2 medical certificate before you reach 50, it will no longer be valid once you reach 51 years of age.
If you are aged 50 or over the certificate will be valid for 12 months.
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 application form- this will be emailed to you with the appointment confirmation in the case of an EASA medical, however, this needs to be filled in online in the case of a UK CAA medical and full details of the process will be provided at the time of booking.
Last medical certificate, even if expired.
Most recent spectacles /contact lenses prescription and spectacles if these are worn.
If you are applying for an initial Class 2 medical, please bring along any relevant medical reports with you to your appointment if you have suffered with any significant medical illnesses in the past.