Class 1 medical
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Class 1 medical certificate is the most rigorous of all clearances.
Flying commercially in transport and passenger aircrafts are a privilege and a huge responsibility.
You have to be medically fit to ensure the safety of your plane, crew, passengers and cargo.
What licence categories
are covered by Class 1?
Medical clearances for the following licences are valid for one year however may have additional conditions or restrictions, depending on individual circumstances:
- Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
- Multi-crew Pilot (aeroplane) Licence (MPL)
- Flight Engineer Licence or Student Flight Engineer Licence
What are the
For a Class 1 medical clearance, the following tests are required:
- Bloods (subsequently required on every 5th and 10th birthday, eg. 25, 40 years)
- ECG (required every 2 years and then annually after turning 40 years)
- Audiology (subsequently required on every 5th and 10th birthday, eg. 25, 40 years)
- Ophthalmology (only required every 2 years after the age of 60 years)
Regular Class 1, 2 and/or 3
- Aviation Medical Examination $245
- Weekend, evening or rural surcharge $30
- Audiology (hearing screening test) $77
- CASA blood tests (glucose and lipids) $77
- ECG $143
- DAME issued medical certificate (“on-the-spot”) fee $77