Dr Justin Carter BSc MBChB MRCP

Aeromedical Examiner    www.pilotmedical.co.uk


preparing for a lapl medical

Each medical consists of

    You preparing for the medical by checking requirements

    Completing an application form (before arrival)

    Time spent discussing any symptoms or relevant history

    A physical examination

    Any tests (eg an ECG) IF mandated by the CAA

    Entry of all relevant data onto your centrally held record

    Issue of the medical certificate (assuming youre fit!)

The examination will usually take about an hour and the medical certificate will usually be issued at the time of the examination.

A summary of requirements for LAPL medials are here.

I suggest you use this checklist to prepare for the medical:

  1. 1.Bring your passport

  1. 2.Bring a completed Medical certificate application form. Don’t sign it until the medical.

  1. 3.Bring any current or expired medical certificate. If you have ever had an aviation medical certificate issued in the UK before, you will have a CAA REFERENCE NUMBER. You will need to bring that with you. Without it I can’t open your CAA file (or hence perform a medical). If you don’t know it and don’t have any of your old certificates, you’ll need to ring the CAA to obtain it before you come for the medical. Usually, just bringing any previous medical certificate and License will do because your CAA ref no is printed on these.

  1. 4.If you have glasses, bring them (even if you wear contact lenses - we’ll check your eyes with and without glasses).

  1. 5.If you have any medical conditions or are on any medication (particularly new diagnoses or treatments) email me beforehand with details. I want to help you prepare for the medical to minimise problems on the day. The CAA produces flow charts for many conditions and these are widely available on the CAA website.

  1. 6.Consider if you would like your lipid profile checking at the medical.  I’ll use the information to calculate your stroke and heart attack risk over the next decade and discuss strategies to reduce elevated risk. For LAPL certificate holders this is optional rather than mandatory. The result won’t affect the issue of the medical.

  1. 7.If you would like a chaperone to be present during the medical, either bring someone with you or let me know beforehand if you’d like me to make arrangements for one.

  1. 8.Bring some means of paying (see fees and paying pages) .


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