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, 30 years)
- ECG (required every 2 years and then annually after turning 40 years)
- Audiology (subsequently required on every 5th and 10th birthday, eg. 25, 30 years)
- Ophthalmology (only required every 2 years after the age of 60 years)