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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 17:09
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Medicals

Does anyone understand what's going on with medicals. Just been sent a clipping from the LAA magazine.
Sure it says pilots with Easa PPL can self certify.
Wasn't this a mistake the first time round.
Or is this a new policy.
The whole of licensing and medicals is a complete mess.
I just follow this:
https://www.caa.co.uk/General-Aviati...rivate-pilots/

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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 17:46
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There are currently in force two Exemptions that explain Self Certification
ORS4-1283
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ORS4-1293

Yes it is policy.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 20:47
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I thought ORS4 was law, rather than policy? I mean, 'it has to be done', rather than 'this is the way we'd like it done'.
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ORS 4 are generally exemptions to the ANO issued in accordance with current CAA Policy. They provide an option.
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Well been confirmed a EASA PPL and LAPL can fly to LAPL privileges on self declaration.
AME's are going to lose some money, where's the catch?
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I think thge major issue is that the LAPL medical is not acheivable by many NPPL holders. It seems that if you don't qualify for a Class II you cannot get a LAPL medical either, so the CAA has removed the old Declaration for the NPPL and broadened it to allow lots of people to continue flying who would be stuffed by the current EASA legislation. For once they have done something useful.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 10:46
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Not true, LAPL Medical has substantial alleviations from the Class 2 requirements.
However if you are only flying in the UK and don't instruct or fly in IMC then the PMD is the way to go.
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LAPL Medical has substantial alleviations from the Class 2 requirements.
In theory perhaps, but in practice if it involves an AME then No.
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I had to do a medical flight test on a commercial drone pilot. He was to go droning in Spain but the Spanish required he had a class 2 medical.

He went to an AME and almost got the Class 2 but for the fact he had had an accident some years ago and had a limp. The AME sent him along to ensure he could control an aircraft especially the rudders on the ground and in the air. For good measure we did an emergency evacuation as well.
There were no issues but you wonder where common sense has gone.

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When Gatwick closed its medical dept all the work was passed on to the AMEs. They have nowhere to go for backup and now cover themselves by not taking any unnecessary risks.
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