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CAA Initial Class 1 Medical Wait Time?

Old 1st Mar 2019, 12:30
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CAA Initial Class 1 Medical Wait Time?

Hi everyone,

anyone have any idea how long the wait time is for an Initial Class 1 Medical to be issued by the UK at this time?

I had to go to a specialist as part of the referral to specialist in certain situations. They have written the required letter, so Iím wondering in these referral non-normal situations does anyone have an idea of the wait time? As the CAA are the ones to have the final say, not the AME.

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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:24
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Same Boat

Im in the same boat and have been told 1 month plus!
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:26
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It can vary; some people have had their answer within a few days though so hopefully you won't have to wait too long!
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 17:16
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I'm in a similar situation and spoke with the CAA today. They have said normally it is a 10 working day turnaround but also stated that they are very busy. The lady I spoken to actually looked up my case and told me where it was in the process. I'm hoping for a quick turnaround too. All my reports and tests have been done and thankfully all okay. Lets hope they can sign it off quickly!

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Well I can let you all know so we are all in the loop in these strange times. Iíve heard they are backed up pretty bad with Brexit and many staff overloaded as a result, so itís hard to know how long it could take.

if you guys hear back let me know how many working days it takes.

thanks and good luck all!

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 15:36
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Hi Guys.

Just got word over the phone that I've been passed fit for my Class 3. So, that's pretty much bang on the 10 working days turnaround time that I was quoted. Hope you all hear soon. Definitely worth chasing it up by telephone.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 16:16
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Hi thanks for the reply. What number did you finally get an answer on?
thanks for the update. 20 business days or a month now for me no answer yet
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 16:40
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Hi thanks for the reply. What number did you finally get an answer on?
thanks for the update. 20 business days or a month now for me no answer yet
I used the 0330 022 1972, Option 1 then option 3. I've managed to get through each and every time. I must say, they've been very helpful.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 17:02
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Originally Posted by scottishguy1980 View Post
I used the 0330 022 1972, Option 1 then option 3. I've managed to get through each and every time. I must say, they've been very helpful.

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Thanks for passing this along. I gave them a buzz, very nice lady answered. Itís in the right hands and may know within a week. That at least is nice to know!
Thanks so much for the feedback, congrats on the class 3
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 17:05
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Had mine last week - took me two months to get a date.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 12:10
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Are you saying...
Took two months to get a date for the class 1 medical exam with an AME? OR it took two months to get your result?

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 10:29
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When I spoke to my AME (Heathrow Medical Services) last week they advised a 2-3 week lead time.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 11:37
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Itís now approaching 6 weeks for me, since the AME visit
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 11:55
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Itís now approaching 6 weeks for me, since the AME visit
Was it 12th March you spoke to them and they were going to advise you within a week? Any further contact with them?

Further complications with Brexit for sure although looks like there is a 2 week extension (possibly 2 months). Mine went from AME to CAA yesterday, so was unlikely to be processed by the 29th, I have to transfer me to an Austrian licence before I can start training (started a thread bout it in medical).

Hopefully you will get yours soon!
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:07
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Hi,
yeh the lady thought I may have an answer within that week. Itís all Brexit stuff, they are overwhelmed with a busy time in aviation, followed by historic amounts of SOLI requests etc
hopefully I will hear soon, I just put the post up to hear from others so Iím not standing waiting on the postman every day.....so basically someone like yourself that sent yours yesterday I can tell you hey chill for at least a month thereís nothing you can do to speed it up

hopefully the extra time provides breathing space.

was yours referred to CAA medical also for an initial class 1? Was it cardio, allergy, vision? Wonder if the specific area even makes a difference

why did you select Austria for training? (Sideline banter)
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:31
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I had a referral for Cardiologist and Psychiatrist both reports came back fine. My assumption is that the CAA will just have to review these reports and sign off on the Class 1. The CAA cardiologist is already engaged by the AME as the request to have an exercise ECG and echocardiogram came from him after reviewing the ECG taken at the AME appointment I can't see how there is a great deal of effort required on their side but if its a 1st come, 1st served queue basis then my paperwork might just sit there for a few weeks.

I am joining an EZY MPL Programme and all cadets are required to transfer their Class 1 to Austrian.

I really hope it does not take a Month but I hear what you are saying about setting expectations.

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:01
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Hey,
So the other thing is if you then, once getting your class 1 initial, if you then need a SOLI to Austria, that SOLI process could take anything from 1-3 months! Hopefully because the original Brexit deadline was March 29, youíd hope most of that has been cleared by now and things while not normal just not as bad, hopefully youíll hear word soon enough.

thats great though that you got into the MPL with EZY. How long is the course? Is it entirely in Austria?
so with that you have to front up the money for the course, but legally if you complete the course and pass everything do they have to offer you a pilot spot and so many hours? ie can they legally offer you the job at 0 hours and essentially leave you having paid for the course and not flying and no income. Just curious
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:33
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The SOLI takes 1-3 Months? that is shocking, I was previously advised it was a matter of days. That is cause for concern, i need to look into this.

EZY opened a European HQ in Austria during 2017 as a risk mitigation strategy to ensure they could continue operating post Brexit. Well that is how I have been led to understand it. I have an idea of why some of the EZY candidates are required to convert their CLASS 1 to Austrian but nothing factual so I will not comment here.

I will send you a PM about the terms of the MPL as its off topic to what we are discussing in this thread.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:38
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Hi
not meaning to cause alarm, but the Soli just reading other posts people quoting 1 month and another stating by 3 months it still wasnít sorted. Donít take my word for it though have a search around there may be reasons why his got held up so long
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:45
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Just to be clear the Soli process is a transfer of licence right? Therefore to transfer a UK CAA Class 1 Medical to an Austrian medical is not the same process? Currently searching to try and clear this up.
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