Class 1

Class 1 medical
clearance

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.

Class 1 Medical Clearance

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
medical requirements?

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)

Please note: SAR Aviation Medicine is closed from
Wednesday 30th October to Tuesday 5th November (inclusive)

Bookings will still be processed as normal, but no other correspondence will be managed.