How long does The Class 1 last for?
Class 1 Medical Lasts for 12 months.
After age 60, The Class 1 medical for ATPLs is every 6 months.
Give me some tips for my repeat class 1 medical!
Most pilots applying for a repeat class 1 medical are very well organised. You are most likely a professional pilot, have a medical every year and know the score.
Nevertheless, it’s worth mentioning to:
- Remember to submit your medical history online to CASA before you come for your appointment. After you pay CASA you will find that you are taken back to the website and you then finally submit the medical and receive a confirmation email – this step often catches people out!
- Applicants needing a blood test should in theory get this done before or very soon after the medical. Please ensure you get this fasting blood test within 24 hrs of the medical (nothing to eat for between 10 and 12 hrs of the medical – just water to drink). Both SNP and QML pathology are 2 minutes walk from us (if you would like to get the blood test done at the time of your visit).
- A urine sample will need to be checked during your visit – we give you the pot to you when you arrive at the clinic.
Commercial pilots are now used to the CASA Medical Records System, and generally the process is very smooth.
Give me some tips for my first class 1 medical
All of the above!
Firstly, well done on looking at a career in aviation.
CASA state that ‘It is a good idea to undergo a Class 1 medical before starting commercial training. Make sure you meet the requirements before spending your money on the training.’
The first class 1 involves:
- A visit for our all-ine-one medical, ECG, Audio & basic blood test. The blood collection centre is around the corner if you have fasted for 10-12 hrs.
- A trip to an aviation Optometrist (DAO).
Some pilots-to-be breeze through the process whilst others don’t even have an ARN when they turn up at the clinic! Being honest, we love seeing future pilots rock up for their first medical. On the flip side, this will all be new to you and we encounter a few organisational blips.
As an ex-PPL pilot I can honestly say that one trait will carry you through your aviation training – being organised!
We do ask you to spend some time checking The CASA aviation section of their website.
After making your booking, you will receive an email from us that is crafted to help you double-check that you have gone through the steps.