Recreational

Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner’s Certificate (RAMPC)

The Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner’s Certificate (RAMPC) is currently being phased out of operation. If you are currently holding an RAMPC, you may operate with the privileges of a recreational pilot until your certificate expires.

As RAMPC’s are becoming defunct, they can no longer be issued or renewed.

Following the expiry of your RAMPC, you may apply for a Class 2 medical certificate through our DAMEs.

What licence categories are covered by RAMPC?

Medical clearances under an RAMPC are valid only for operation as a recreational pilot.  The following restrictions apply to holders of an RAMPC:

  • The pilot may only operate a single engine piston powered aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 1500kg or less
  • Day VFR conditions only
  • The pilot must not fly above 10,000 feet above mean sea level
  • No acrobatic flight is permitted
  • No more than a single, qualifying passenger is permitted on board.

What are the medical requirements?

To hold an RAMPC certificate, the recipient must meet the Australian Fitness to Drive unconditional private driver’s requirements, and must not have a disqualifying condition. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Blackouts, syncope, epilepsy, or another condition which may cause loss of consciousness
  • Heart conditions
  • Failure to meet hearing or visual acuity standards.
  • A neurological condition which significantly impacts the pilot’s ability to fly safely
  • Diabetes
  • Any disorder which significantly affects muscular strength, sensation, or coordination.
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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.