CAA and EASA Class 1 renewals/revalidations
CAA and EASA Class 2 & LAPL initials, renewals/revalidations
For appointments, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Patrick Davey is both a general aviation pilot and an aeromedical examiner, and a cardiologist undertaking class 1, class 2, LAPL, UK and EASA renewals/revalidations and UK/EASA class 2 and LAPL initial medicals.
I undertake medicals on site at Pilot Flight Training, London Oxford airport, which is convenient for those training there. At the moment there is excellent parking within a few hundred yards of the offices of Pilot Flight training.
The system for applying for medicals has changed.
Pilots need to open an account at the civil aviation authority customer portal (portal.caa.co.uk) and then fill in an online form detailing their medical history (which will be reviewed when you attend for your medical) and pay a small fee direct to the CAA. Please note that the CAA can take up to 10 days to authorise your account so this is not an immediate thing, sadly.
If you have problems with the CAA online system, I may be able to help, though equally you may need to ring the CAA for assistance.
Please contact me on email@example.com to book an appointment. Please allow 24 hours for a response (though usually I answer within a few hours).
A convenient time will be organised between you and myself through email, I am available Monday and Friday mornings, though to be certain of obtaining your favoured slot it is best to make an appointment 6-8 weeks in advance if possible, or even longer as it is possible to make an appointment 6-12 months in advance.
For class 2, what happens can be found here: https://www.caa.co.uk/general-aviation/pilot-licences/applications/medical/apply-for-a-class-2-medical-certificate/
For revalidations/renewals the medical assessment process is largely the same
The duration of the validity of medicals, ECGs and audiograms can be found here: https://www.caa.co.uk/media/jgbgqgsn/0-medical-certificate-validity-table-may2022.pdf
When you come to the Medical please bring the following:
- Some form of photographic identification; passport is best, driving license ok
- Your CAA Number-this is very important; when you send emails to me if possible please do include this number
- If you have a previous medical, that medical certificate
If you have had significant illnesses in the past bring along any letters or documents you have on that, unless this has already been previously fully reported to the civil aviation authority through an aeromedical examiner
If you are on prescribed drugs please bring your medication prescription along.
As your eyes need to be tested without and with any correction (if necessary) please do not wear contact lenses if you usually do, please wear glasses instead. If you need significant eye correction or have astigmatism or have had previous eye problems or surgery please ask your local optician to fill in the form 162 beforehand (https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/SRG1211%20Issue%202.pdf). For class 1 pilots the frequency of needing form 162 can be found in the certificate validity table, above, and depends on the strength of your eye prescription.
A urine test will also be undertaken so it is best to arrive with a fullish bladder, please alert Dr Davey if there is an immediate need to go!
The medical takes about one hour and if satisfactory you will be issued a medical certificate then and there.
If you have any questions or concerns beforehand please do ask, I would be delighted to answer them. I look forward to seeing you and in any case enjoy your flying and stay safe.
For all medicals please undertake beforehand:
- Online filling in of CAA medical Application Form with your medical data
- Paying of the CAA their fee (about £9 for class 2, £15 for class1, free for LAPL)
- Ophthalmology form 162 from optician (If appropriate)
For all medicals please bring along to the medical:
- Photographic Identification (Passport or Photo Driving Licence)
- Current medical certificate for all revalidations and renewals
- Glasses and contact lenses if worn (an eye test without contact lenses will be performed so please bring a pot for lenses if required)
- List of all medications taken including inhalers and dosages
- Unless previously fully reported through an AME, any paperwork pertaining to your medical status past or current e.g. hospital letters, discharge summary’s etc. This is particularly important for all initial applicants, but also relevant to those holding a license where recent illnesses have occurred.
- A urine sample is always required, thus please attend with a fairly full bladder