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The medical requirements for LAPL and PPL pilot licenses is discussed in this article. This will help those pursuing a license choose the one most suitable for them. Sign up to be notified when we post a new quiz, article or pilot tip.


When flying with an instructor you do not need to have a valid medical certificate. Prior to flying solo for the first time, you must pass a medical examination. The examination is similar to one you may be asked to undergo for life insurance purposes.

Class 2 Medical Certificate Requirements

You need a EASA Class 2 Medical Certificate issued by a CAA approved Authorised Medical Examiner (AME). We have our own AME on site who is able to issue both initial medicals and renewals. This certificate is recognised internationally. The medical must be renewed periodically and is valid for between 1 to 5 years depending on the holders age.

The wearing of glasses /contact lenses is not a problem in most circumstances. The correction of vision by wearing spectacles/lenses falls within the limitations required by the medical standards. Limitations on your licence may be imposed but these usually mean the carrying of a spare pair of spectacles.

Keeping Your PPL Medical Certificate Up to Date

Your medical has to be valid to maintain a valid pilot license. It is renewed either every 5 years for the younger members or every 6 months for those of a more mature age.

Additional Information

The CAA Website has detailed and up to date information and allows you to:

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