Aviation Medicals

 

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.

 

 

Fees

 

  • CASA Class 1 or 3 Initial Issue  $264  $220
    ($44 discount for your first professional medical)
  • CASA Class 1 or 3 Renewal $264
  • 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
  • Blood tests: fasting bloods for cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Hearing test
  • Eye 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.

 

 

Medications

 

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:

https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/medication

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:

DAME + Commercial Pilot Relationship

DAME + General Aviation Pilot Relationship

DAME + ATC Relationship