How to get a CAA Class One Medical
Booking your initial Class One
Your Commercial Pilots Licence and Instrument Rating, which are required to operate as an airline pilot, are only valid if you hold a Class One Medical certificate. If you are thinking about becoming a pilot, this is the first thing you should think about getting – there’s no point paying for flying lessons if you can’t get a Class One Medical!
In the UK, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are responsible for issuing the medical. The CAA adhere to the standards set by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and therefore when you are issued with a UK CAA Class One Medical, it is valid within Europe under EASA.
To book an initial Class One Medical appointment, you should visit the UK CAA Medical Page, which details which Aeromedical Centres offer initial examinations.
The CAA suggest an examination takes approximately half a day and will consist of the following:
◦ Medical history
◦ Physical examination
◦ Electrocardiogram (ECG)
◦ Lung function test
◦ Haemoglobin blood test
◦ Urine test