CASA issues Aviation medical certificates to applicants who meet the relevant medical standard.
Certain holders of civil aviation authorisations are required to hold a medical certificate when exercising the privileges of the authorisation. Each class of medical certificate also has a medical standard set out in tables in Part 67 of the CASR. A summary of these standards are:
Class 1 medical certificate standard applies to holders of an Air Transport Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence (other than balloons), Multi-crew Pilot (aeroplane) Licence, Flight Engineer Licence or Student Flight Engineer Licence.
Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, a Class 1 medical certificate is valid for one year.
Class 2 medical standard applies to holders of a Student Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot (Balloon) Licence and Flight Radio Operator Licence. Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, a Class 2 medical certificate is valid for four years for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue or two years for those aged over 40 years.
Class 3 medical standard applies to holders of an Air Traffic Control Licence or and Flight Service Officers. Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, a Class 3 medical certificate is valid for two years.
Recreational pilot license holders can exercise their privileges without the needing to hold a CASA Class 2 medical certificate. Instead they require a Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner's Certificate (RAMPC), which is based on a modified unconditional driver's licence medical certificate for a motor vehicle.
This type of medical examination can be undertaken by any general practitioner (GP) and is similar in form to the Austroads standards for assessing fitness to drive.
Find out if the Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner's Certificate is suitable for you.
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