Class 3

Class 3 medical clearance

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Class 3 medical clearance applies only to holders of an Air Traffic Control Licence (ATCO) and to Flight Service Officers (FSO).

Supervising air traffic is a critical job, which places you in control of many other pilots, as well as their cargo and passengers.

It is imperative that you are medically fit to fulfil such an important position.

What licence categories
are covered by Class 3?

Medical clearances for the following licences are valid for two years. However, they may have additional conditions or restrictions, depending on individual circumstances:

  • Flight Service Officer (FSO)
  • Air Traffic Control Licence (ATCO)

What are the medical requirements?

For a Class 3 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)

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.