In order to hold a pilots licence you must hold a medical certificate. This essentially proves to the authorities that you meet the minimum fitness standards to hold a licence. The class of medical certificate you need to hold depends on the type of licence you want to pursue.

Almat Flying Academy are able to offer class 2 medicals and class 1 renewals with our in house aeromedical examiner.

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As a pilot you require a medical certificate to ensure you meet the minimum medical requirements set down by the authorities. Depending on the medical you have and your age, you will need to renew it every few years.

Private Pilots Licence

For a PPL a Class 2 medical is required. This requires an average level of health and fitness. The initial medical takes around an hour assuming no complications. This is valid for 5 years up until the age of 40. After 40 it is valid for 2 years until the age of 50 when it is valid for one year.

Light Aircraft Pilots Licence

For a LAPL a LAPL medical is required. The medical standards required for the LAPL medical are more relaxed than a class 2, this makes a LAPL ideal for anyone who may have a pre-existing medical condition.

Class one medicals

A class 1 medical is for commercial pilots and is more restrictive. As this is of a higher standard than class 2 it can be used in order to satisfy the medical requirements for a PPL. Students who intend to fly commercially in the future may want to consider a class 1 medical instead of a class 2.
Do you were glasses or lenses? Don’t worry! Most people qualify for a Class 2 medical.

Further information with regards to flying medicals can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website.

Class 2 initial medicals and renewals can be completed onsite with our inhouse aeromedical examiner Dr Rob Simpson. Medicals can be booked though Dr Simpson directly by ringing him or through his website.       Phone: 07910126111