16th Aug 2002, 02:52
Excuse my ignorance.. but I've never been for an aviation medical exam. Could you tell me what's involved (Class 1)? what tests do they perform?
I live in Australia.. and I'm applying for various flight schools which all require a Class 1 medical before running through the interview process.
16th Aug 2002, 05:01
Check info available on CASA home page --> www.casa.gov.au then <aviation medicals> then <info for DAMEs> then <DAME Handbook> then <Administrative Aspects>
Alternatively, check the standards in CARs 1988.
16th Aug 2002, 11:41
If you are in reasonable health then you don't have much to worry about.
If it is an initial, you'll probably have to go to a specialist to get the eyes and ears checked.
For the rest of it, you'll be checked for:
Colour blindness and general visual acuity. (ie can you read the 3rd line"
If the Dr has the toys, he/she may check your hearing on the spot. ie the faint tones thing.
Urine, looking for blood and sugar. ie diabetes etc.
Pulse, blood pressure.
Hernias/abnormal lumps/tenderness in the abdomenal region.
Possibly a blood test ( I did my CASA one with the JAR renewal so I forget now)
You'll be asked about current or former drug taking, HIV status, exercise, smoking and family history.
That's roughly it.
16th Aug 2002, 19:45
The UK class 1 also involves a brain scan and strobe light where they check for epilepsy, and a chest x-ray was also required.
Though these may just be a UK requirement.