Explore what we do

SAR Aviation Medicine provides more than just a medical examination. 70% of DAMEs do less than 1 pilot a week (CASA stats), but at SAR Aviation Medicine we do between 5 and 15 medical assessments a week, we know what is required. We also have experience in managing complex medical issues and  presenting the data in the best possible light to give you every opportunity to obtain and retain your medical certificate. When needing to get a medical certificate we’ve the added convenience of having everything onsite in a one-stop-shop for hearing, blood tests and ECGs!

Airport Control Tower

Hearing

Commercial pilots/ air traffic controllers need to undertake regular audiograms to maintain their medical certificate. These are done onsite and undertaken within the normal appointment as required (extra fees apply).

If you are applying for a Class 2 medical certificate, then you are only required to undertake a conversational voice test.

ECGs

As part of the medical certificate, you are required to carry out an ECG (electro-cardiogram). At SAR Aviation Medicine, we don’t rely on a computer to interpret the results, allowing room for misinterpretation and much angst and expense to correct this. We have the tests read by a qualified and recognised aviation cardiologist.

These tests need to be undertaken after the first renewal age at 25 and then every two years thereafter. Once you’ve reached the age of 40, they are required to be taken on an annual basis.

The test is very straightforward (although a few hairs might get ripped in the process!) but the procedure itself is painless. The cardiologist will attach pads to your body and will record the heart activity during this time.

ECG
Pathology

Pathology

Blood tests are only required for pilots that need a Class 1 medical certificate or a Class 3 medical certificate.

Here at SAR Aviation Medicine, one of our unique differences is that we are able to take  blood for your CASA tests during your appointment. This means you don’t have to worry about finding a pathology lab elsewhere a

We will take your blood for cholesterol and sugar tests but please be aware you need to have been fasting for 10 hours for us to be able to do the test. Once results are received from the pathology lab, we will forward this to CASA who then have four weeks to review your entire medical and provide clearance.

We Travel To You

Because we’re pilots too, we understand the importance of convenience, which is why we can travel to you. SAR Aviation Medicine flies to many rural locations providing there’s an airstrip nearby so contact us to arrange an appointment.

No matter where you’re located in Victoria, we have clinics at four convenient locations across the state. And even if you’re not close to one of our clinics, there is the option that we can travel to you (additional fees will apply). Just give us a call and we can give you further information.

Minimum numbers apply so have a chat to your colleagues about making a group booking.

We travel to you