Class 2 Basic

Class 2 Basic medical clearance

Medical clearances for the following licences are valid for one year however may have additional conditions or restrictions, depending on individual circumstances:

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Class 2 medical clearance grants the holder many of the same privileges as a Class 2 medical clearance, with a few additional operation restrictions.

  • Private operations by day must be under the visual flight rules (VFR) and below 10,000 feet
  • A maximum of five passengers are allowed in your aircraft during flight
  • You may only fly a piston engine aircraft
  • Your maximum take-off weight (MTOW) must be less than 8618kg
  • You must not use operational ratings (eg. instructor rating, instrument rating)
  • Flight activity endorsements (eg. aerobatics, low level) are not permitted.
SAR Aviation Medicine

What licence categories
are covered by Basic Class 2?

Medical clearances for the following licences are valid for four years if the applicant is below age 40, and valid for two years if over age 40. However, they may have additional conditions or restrictions, depending on individual circumstances:

  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot (Balloon) Licence (CPB)
  • Student Pilot Licence (SPL)
  • Flight Radio Operator Licence (FROL)

What are the
medical requirements?

No special medical requirements exist for a class 2 medical certificate, unless clinically indicated by a medical professional. As a result, our DAMEs may be able to issue a Basic Class 2 certificate on the spot.

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The Victorian Government has implemented Stage 4 restrictions across Metropolitan Melbourne. These restrictions require all non-essential business to close, unless exempted.

SAR Aviation Medicine does not provide essential services and is now closed until the restrictions are lifted.

Those that have made appointments will be contacted in due course.

We will re-open for business at the earliest opportunity.

If you have any questions, or are under a CASA audit, please feel free to contact us.

Update 6 Sep 2020: There have been no changes to the restrictions as advertised by the Victorian State Government at this time.