Aviation Medical Certificate Requirements


Different levels of aviation medical certifications:

The Aviation Medical Certificate requirement can be obtained in various stages and is relevant to different professional licenses:

  1. Level 1: Needed for technical staff in an aircraft, flight pilot, flight engineer, etc
    1. This license is only valid for a year
    2. Level 2: Applicable for student pilots, commercial and private airline pilots, etc
      1. Can be issued for aircraft personnel below 40 years of age and is applicable to them for 4 years
      2. If aircraft personnel is above 40 years of age, then the applicable time period is 2 years
      3. Level 3: Relevant for air traffic controllers and service officers in flights
        1. This certificate is valid for 2 years

Other requirements:

  1. Tests needed to be passed successfully
    1. For Class 1: The tests that are conducted are: Electro cardiogram, testing the lipid profile at fasting period, ophthalmic tests, etc
    2. For Class 2: None
    3. For Class 3: Audiogram, ECG, Fasting serum lipid tests and blood glucose levels, eye tests by ophthalmologists and optometrists
    4. 2.   Different level renewal requirements
      1. For Class 1

i.    Must pass the ECG examinations at various ages – 25, 30, 32,                                                    34, 36, 38 and 40

ii.    Must clear the audiogram test during 25 years of age and every                                                fifth year henceforth

iii.    Eye examinations must be cleared successfully at 60 years and                                                 every 2 years henceforth

  1. For Class 3

i.    Must pass the ECG examinations at 25 and 30 years of age and                                                  every 2 years thereafter

ii.    Must clear the audiogram test during 25 years of age and every                                                fifth year henceforth

iii.    Eye examinations must be cleared successfully at 60 years and                                                 every 2 years henceforth


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