Aviation medical examinations are offered for the following classes of aviation medical:
- CASA Class 1
- CASA Class 2
- CASA Class 2 BASIC*
- CASA Class 3
- CASA Medical Clearance
*Please be aware that the Class 2 BASIC examination can be performed by your GP.
- CASA Class 1 or 3 Initial Issue $275 $220
- CASA Class 1 or 3 Renewal $275
- CASA Class 2 Initial Issue or Renewal $220
- CASA Class 2 BASIC $165
- CASA Medical Clearance $99
- Hearing Test $66
- Manual completion of your MRS questionnaire $55
Prices listed are GST inclusive. Payment is at the time of examination. Visa, Amex and Mastercard credit/debit cards are accepted.
Tests Required by CASA
The initial issue of Class 1 and Class 3 medicals requires the following tests:
- ECG: an electrical trace of your heart rhythm
- Fasting blood tests for cholesterol and glucose levels
- Hearing test
- Ophthalmology examination (vision and eye test)
The renewal of Class 1 and Class 3 medicals requires the above tests to be conducted at various intervals depending on your age:
- ECG’s at ages 25, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, and then annually from age 40
- Blood tests at ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and then annually from age 60
- Hearing tests at ages 25, and then every five years
- Ophthalmology re-examination at age 60, and then every two years
A Class 2 medical does not require any initial or routine testing.
If your medical requires any of these tests, I will provide you with a request form to have them undertaken at your local pathology centre. These tests will incur a cost to you, payable to the pathology centre at the time of the test.
If you require additional testing that involves seeing another medical specialist (eg: exercise stress test) I will provide you with a referral letter. Again, these tests will incur a cost to you, payable to the specialist at the time of the test.
CASA AvMed maintain a guideline of medications relevant to flying on their website. If you are unsure about a medication you have been prescribed this page is a good place to start:
Remember, if you are starting a new medication that you will take for more than seven days (Class 1 holders) or 30 days (Class 2 & 3 holders), or changing a dose up or down, you must report this to your DAME or CASA within five days.
Your DAME Relationship
One of the foundations of a good working relationship between you and your DAME is an understanding of each of your roles. The Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine has recently developed a series of brochures on this topic to help foster this positive working relationship. I strongly encourage you to take a read of the brochure relevant to you: