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EASA CLASS 1 and CLASS 2 PILOT LICENCE MEDICALS

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HEATHROW MEDICAL – Dr Samir Alvi is authorised at the Heathrow Medical Services to perform all classes of medicals as an aviation medical examiner (AME) to both the CAA and FAA- Non UK EASA license holders may undertake their examinations in the UK if they wish. In each of the cases the paperwork is sent to the respective SOLI and the medical certificate is still issued at the time of the examination. With the harmonisation created by EASA the format of examination should now be identical across member states. Both EASA Class 1and Class 2 Pilot Licence medicals have their own criteria.

EASA Class 1and Class 2 Pilot Licence medicals validities are in EASA class 1, the multi-crew pilots have 12 month validity up to age 40 and 6 monthly for those aged 40 and over. Whereas in EASA class 2 Certificates can be revalidated up to 45 days before the expiry date of the current certificate keeping the existing expiry date as the start of the next validity period.

EASA Class 1and Class 2 Pilot Licence medicals– specific medical conditions – Under EASA it is now possible for pilots with the following medical conditions to hold an OML (restricted) Class 1 licence such as diabetes, depression, anticoagulant medication. Same with EASA class 2.

EASA Class 1and Class 2 Pilot Licence medicals- Decrease in Medical Fitness- the EASA Class 1 require licence holders to seek advice from their AME if they experience any decrease in their level of medical fitness, or are taking medication which might interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of their licence. The EASA class 2 require licence holders to seek advice from their AME if they experience a decrease in their level of medical fitness which could impact of flight safety, or are taking medication which might interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of their licence.

EASA Class 1and Class 2 Pilot Licence medicals are necessary for operational and safety critical roles in the European aviation industry, to help keep you and the public safe.