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Old 24th Mar 2021, 04:58
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Delays in Medicals

Apparently AVMED are advising a minimum 30 day delay between Drs visit and issue of certificate for Class 1 medicals. With the CASA Exemption CASA EX57/20 ending on the 31st March this could potentially leave a significant number of pilots unable to exercise their Licence privileges.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 05:13
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Doesnít the doctor issue a Dame revalidated certificate with 2 months on it? I donít see a 30 day delay from Casa causing any problems.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 05:27
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Maybe there should have been some forward thinking and that there would be a log jam with pilots, in particular CPLs' all wanting their tickets renewed at the last minute.

Prior planning prevents piss poor performance is an old aviation saying.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 05:35
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The Dame can print out the actual medical on the spot now, assuming there are no red flags.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 05:49
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I just did mine last week, having not had one for 2 years, there where no red flags, however the DAME couldn't re issue it on the spot because my last class 1 had lapsed, it was issued approx 3 hours later via email.

Perhaps this backlog is for people who have had issues? I'm not sure- but that was my experience.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 06:01
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy View Post
Apparently AVMED are advising a minimum 30 day delay between Drs visit and issue of certificate for Class 1 medicals. With the CASA Exemption CASA EX57/20 ending on the 31st March this could potentially leave a significant number of pilots unable to exercise their Licence privileges.
Got mine in two weeks
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 06:53
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did mine couple weeks ago (class 1 renewal) - DAME printed and handed it to me on the spot. Email from AVMED to my personal address within an hour.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:33
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Originally Posted by kingRB View Post
did mine couple weeks ago (class 1 renewal) - DAME printed and handed it to me on the spot. Email from AVMED to my personal address within an hour.
same here, last month
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:16
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If you have been using the exemption extension, the DAME is unable to grant the normal two month extension as Avmed sees it as you have already had an extension, red flags or no red flags. In fact the button to press Ďprintí on the system is blocked for the DAME by Avmed.
The only course of action is to call Avmed asap to plead to get your certificate emailed.
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 05:54
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I had my Class 1 sent to me by CASA about 2 hours after walking out of the doctors office, and that was for a medical that had actually ‘expired’ that I was still using under the COVID exemption.
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Old 19th May 2021, 04:44
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Has anyone recently experienced any delays in getting their Class 1 Medical certificates from CASA post medical check. My medical had expired last year due to the COVID challenges, however I done the medical today which confirmed that Iím not clinically dead.

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Old 19th May 2021, 06:53
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Did my medical in March and it was extended until June. Still waiting for it to come through.
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Old 19th May 2021, 07:56
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I did mine last month at 1pm, by 4pm I had the full medical in my email from CASA.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 23:04
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Did my Class 1 medical early Jan 22' and have 3 weeks prior to extension running out. Have been advised by CASA last week via email that there is a 2 month delay in processing medicals. I am now slowly requiring another extension . Has anyone else been through the process of extending their extensions?

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 00:32
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Had mine within hours of leaving the Doctor.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 01:48
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Originally Posted by belly tank View Post
Did my Class 1 medical early Jan 22' and have 3 weeks prior to extension running out. Have been advised by CASA last week via email that there is a 2 month delay in processing medicals. I am now slowly requiring another extension . Has anyone else been through the process of extending their extensions?

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 04:43
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I also did a renewal in January and have only received the initial extension.

Did you contact CASA and ask about its status or did they contact you and advise 2 month delays?
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 07:11
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The Dame can print out the actual medical on the spot now, assuming there are no red flags.
You are talking about the two month extension only.
CASA issue your certificate not your DAME.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 07:22
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DAMEs (or at least some of them) now have a delegation to issue Class 2 certificates.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 10:45
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Hi Noclue,

Yes I contacted CASA a few weeks ago and they advised the 2 month delay due to backlog.

Looks like Iíll be making a phone call on Monday to extend my extension.

Originally Posted by noclue View Post
I also did a renewal in January and have only received the initial extension.

Did you contact CASA and ask about its status or did they contact you and advise 2 month delays?
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