To train as a pilot you must undergo an Aviation Medical examination. These are “general” medicals and anyone with good general health should have no trouble passing.
The tests include an ECG (for the heart), an audio test and an eye test (note: wearing glasses/contact lenses does NOT prevent you from passing this medical. Your eyesight would need to be very poor before it becomes a problem).
For basic questions you can contact us (we are not aviation medical experts) or if your question is of a more complex nature contact your nearest aviation medical examiner.
If you are studying for the Commercial Pilot Licence you will need a Class 1 Aviation Medical. If you are ONLY studying for the Private Pilot Licence then a Class 2 aviation medical is all you need.
Before you undertake your aviation medical you must apply to CASA for an ARN (Aviation Reference Number). Once you have your ARN you can then book your aviation medical – don’t forget to take your ARN with you. You will need complete an application form (Form 1162) – Download Here
Once your ARN is issued you then need to register with the MRS (Medical Records System) https://mrs.casa.gov.au/Applicant/
Note: the certification you are registering for is a Class 1 medical (unless in one of the categories outlined above)
When registering there are a number of questions that might be a little confusing so please take note of the following:
- Class 1 Type of Operations Intended – select “Commercial Pilot”
- Select “Single Pilot”
- Select Aircraft “<5700kg MTOW”
Once you are registered, you can then make your appointment with a CASA approved medical examiner for your aviation medical.
You can find an approved doctor here