AviationMedical Services

Aviation Medical Services

From our excellent facilities centrally located in Ashford (opposite the train station) or in leafy Woodchurch, H&B Medical offers a range of Aviation Medical Services to commercial and general aviation. Class 1 pilot renewal fees are in line with standard airline reimbursement – all prices are inclusive of VAT.  By prior arrangement a female Health Care Assistant may perform your ECG or chaperone.

Price List:-

  • Class 1 Medical Examination £180
  • Initial Class 2 Medical Examination £150
  • Class 2 Renewal / Revalidation Medical Examination £130
  • Class 2 Renewal / Revalidation Medical Examination with ECG £170
  • LAPL Initial/renewal £130
  • Cabin Crew Medical £100
  • ECG £80
  • Audiogram £40
  • Cholesterol (Class 1 at age 40) £23

Inclusive of CAA submission fees and haemoglobin test where indicated.

Where a cardiologist opinion of an ECG is required, an additional fee is charged by the cardiologist and is passed on to the pilot at £40 including VAT. “Case work” entered on to the CAA AME online system will result in a charge of £30. Additional time spent on your behalf in order to be able to establish your fitness for medical certification will be charged at £100p/h.

Pilots within the validity of their medical will have free membership benefits of our private General Practice.

PREPARING FOR YOUR MEDICAL

The following advice is intended to remind you of what you need to bring with you to avoid unnecessary delay and how to increase the likelihood of a satisfactory outcome to your medical.

Applicants are strongly advised to study the CAA guidance material available through the links to the right on this page. This area is also a source of information to ensure that you are maintaining your fitness in the event of any ill-health.

If you do have any important medical history, please try to bring GP or specialist reports with you when you attend.

YOU MUST BRING:

  1. Photo ID, Passport/Driving licence preferred
  2. Current or last CAA Medical Certificate
  3. Spectacles, lenses and your lens prescriptions (if applicable)
  4. Medical history / reports (see above)
  5. Med160 Medical Application Form  The CAA requires that you list your medical history on your Med 160 each time and do not simply state ‘no change’. Your signature needs to be witnessed by Dr Hickey. This form can be generated on arrival or pre-filled.
  6. Med162 Ophthalmology Examination Report  Required for Initial Class 2 and for Class 1 pilots every 2 or 5 years depending on prescription.

Class 1 Medical Certificate holders who wear spectacles or contact lenses get the vision specialist report form completed by their optician and bring it to their medical.  It should be completed every 5 years if the refractive error is +3.0 to +5.0 or -3.0 to -6.0 dioptres, there is astigmatism or anisometropia of more than 2 dioptres but less than 3 dioptres.  It should be completed every 2 years if the refractive error is greater than +5 or -6.0 dioptres, there is more than 3.0 dioptres of astigmatism or anisometropia.

YOU SHOULD AVOID:

  • A heavy, rich or spicy meal in the previous 24 hours
  • Aerobatics or very heavy exercise during the previous 2 days
  • Sexual intercourse during the previous 12 hours

(all of which can cause spurious findings on ECG and urine tests)

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

  • Urine tests (try to be able to give a sample on arrival)
  • Eye tests with and without any lenses you rely on
  • Full general medical examination (intimate examination necessary only if history dictates)
  • ECG if required or indicated
  • Finger-prick haemoglobin or cholesterol test Class 1 (only if indicated for Class 2)
  • Audiogram if required (Class 2 for Instrument Ratings only)
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