• Airlines and Aviation

Professional Aircrew & ATCO Medicals

Dr Tallent is a qualified AME (Aeromedical Examiner) and can therefore examine all commercial pilots for EU (EASA) medical certificates.

Aircrew medical certificates for which Dr Tallent is fully authorised include:

  • EU (EASA) Class One renewal/revalidation for Professional Pilots (Please see notes below)
  • EU (EASA) Class Two initial and renewal/revalidation for Private Pilots
  • European Class Three renewal/revalidation for Air Traffic Control Officers
  • CAA Class One for Flight Engineers
  • FAA (US) Class First, Second and Third
  • Canadian

Some aviation authorities require blood tests (eg lipid profile, fasting blood glucose, haemoglobin), cardiovascular risk assessment, stress ECG – we perform all of these in-house.

Note 1:  If you have not attended our practice before, it is essential to bring your passport for identification – we are obliged to check this and take a photocopy; it is not possible to proceed with the medical until we have seen the original, current passport; a scan, copy, even if certified or notarised, or a photo driving licence is not acceptable.

Note 2:  Please bring medical reports in respect of any significant medical history since the last medical.

Note 3:  We do not accept applicants under the age of 17 years; applicants aged 17 years should carefully read the GMC Guidance on under-18s and seek advice on the content from a parent or person with parental responsibility if the content is  unclear, and are recommended to attend with a parent or person with parental responsibility.  At the time of the medical examination the applicant will be requested to sign a confirmation statement to the effect that they are aware of the content of the GMC Guidance, and indicate (i) whether there are any aspects that they wish to discuss with the AME, (ii) whether they wish to involve a parent or person with parental responsibility in this discussion, and (iii) whether they wish the parent or person with parental responsibility to be present during any or all parts of the medical examination.

Note 4:  For renewal/revalidation medicals, we will print out Form Med 160 when you attend, with your personal details pre-completed.

Note 5:  Medical standards and guidance are published by the CAA: CAA Medical Standards and Guidance

Medical Certificate Application form (Form MED 160) download:  Form MED 160

Comprehensive Eye Examination form downloads:

For pilots:  Form MED 162

For ATCOs:  Form Euro3 MED 162

Note 6: Obesity: Renewal/revalidation applicants with a BMI > 35 will need blood tests, cardiological review, and medical flight test if not already completed in accordance with the CAA guidance.  6 monthly cardiological follow-up is then required.  Our administrative fee is £144.00 including VAT, laboratory fee £60.00 including VAT, total £204.00 including VAT payable at the time of the medical, and in accordance with our fee for “Review report received/casework (per specialty) – simple” (see Fees page) for follow-up report review.  It is recommended to attend with a BMI below 35.

Note 7:  Brexit:  In view of uncertainties regarding the outcome of Brexit negotiations, it is recommended that pilots and applicants familiarise themselves with developments.  Please see CAA EU Exit Guidance.

UPDATE 2 February 2020:

From EASA update on 01 February 2020:

“The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 31/01/2020 at midnight (Brussels time) and is now a Third Country.  Under the terms of its Withdrawal Agreement, EU Law will apply for the UK during a transition period until 31/12/2020.  During this time, the UK will be treated as an EU member state, but will no longer take part in any decision making or decision shaping activities at EASA (‘principle of non-participation’)”.

Hence we are able to carry out renewal and revalidation medical examinations on holders of Austrian and Irish licences, and all EU27 licences at least until the current planned end of the transition period, 31 December 2020; there is no need to have the medical carried out by a non-UK AME.  We are seeking approval to continue to issue EU27 medical certificates beyond the end of the transition period.

Other links:

UK Government Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU)
UK Government – Aviation safety if there’s no Brexit deal
UK Government – Flights to and from the UK if there’s no Brexit deal

EU Brexit Preparedness – see “Air Transport” and “Aviation Safety”
EU Brexit negotiations