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User currently offlineBA286 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Does anyone know what they "do" in a first class medical exam?
Thanks in advance!
BA286


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User currently offlineRunway777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

do you mean a class one?
and i know what they do in a class one. lol


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Quoting BA286 (Thread starter):
Does anyone know what they "do" in a first class medical exam?
Thanks in advance!

The list of things is available online, but I don't have time to look it up... It depends on your age, but since you are young you won't have to worry about the EKG etc.

To be honest it depends on your doctor... Mine goes something like this: urine test, weight/height measurement, heart rate, eye exam, and a general "how are you feeling"... I've been to other AME's that go down the list item by item and you can be there for a while, but my current one I'm out in 10 minutes.

It's nothing to be nervous about as long as you are in good health... Make sure to be honest on the application, but use common sense... For example, there may be a question "Do you get headaches?"...We all get headaches, so don't put yes unless you definitely have a problem getting them


User currently offlineRunway777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

i am 16 and i needed an EKG you always need one.
but everything you stated is it. lol


User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Are you nervous about something or are you just asking? From my experience it's nothing more than a general physical, the actual test lasts maybe less than 5 minutes. All external stuff except for the eye/ears and urine test.

User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Depends on the age. My AME does a number of airline pilot medicals. He said at my age (25) it's exactly the same as it is for the second. As you get older (40?) a first class requires an EKG in the US.

The biggies are blood pressure, eyesight, color blindness, and fun stuff like that. For the particulars, consult the FARs. In particular, part 67. You'll find out the tolerances for each there.



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User currently offlineJfkspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Quoting Runway777 (Reply 3):
i am 16 and i needed an EKG you always need one.



Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 2):
It depends on your age, but since you are young you won't have to worry about the EKG etc.

Corey is right. ECGs are required only at the first examination after age 35 and anually after age 40.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Notice that Runway777 is from Canada, and Corey07850 is from the U.S.A. Is the requirement for an EKG depend on the country? I am a student pilot, and have a 3rd class, so I couldn't be sure on a 1st class, however, I didn't get an EKG.

User currently offlineBA286 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Thanks very much for the info to all!

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 4):
Are you nervous about something or are you just asking?

Just asking. All these medical exams get me confused. class 1 class 2 class 3...



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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

For the US:

Class Three are valid for 36 calendar months. That drops to 24 calendar months for those of you over 40. These are good for exercising private pilot privelges

Class Two medicals are valid for 12 calendar months. You need one of these to exercise commercial pilot privelges.

Class One medicals are valid for 6 calendar months. You need one of these to be an Airline Transport Pilot.

For those of you asking what a calendar month is: The FAA allows you to go to the end of a the month. If you recieve a medical certificate on say, the fifth day of the month it expires on the last day of the month that it's valid until. This also applies to aircraft inspections. Also, a medical doesn't expire totally at the intervals above. They drop down as the terms expire. Example, I have a first class medical that was recieved in March. It is now good as a Second class. At the end of 12 calendar months, I'll be able to exercise private pilot privleges with it but since I do some commericial pilot ops I'll be getting my medical renewed before then, likely a first class becuase it costs the same, is valid for the same amound of time, and when it comes time for an interview with a regional or 135 op I have a valid first class which is often a prerequisite for the interview.

Hope this helps.



DMI
User currently offlineSB From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Just to confirm: Transport Canada class I medicals do include an ECG regardless of age. Also the validity for a person under 40 is 12 months.

S.



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User currently offlineRunway777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Quoting Jfkspotter (Reply 6):

hmm. . well then


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2370 times:

They do certain things that a doctor should use gloves for but mine did not  irked 

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 9):
Class Three are valid for 36 calendar months. That drops to 24 calendar months for those of you over 40. These are good for exercising private pilot privelges

Class Two medicals are valid for 12 calendar months. You need one of these to exercise commercial pilot privelges.

Class One medicals are valid for 6 calendar months. You need one of these to be an Airline Transport Pilot.

Just to add, first class medical can be downgraded to 2nd class after 6 months or it can be downgraded to a 3rd class after 12 months. So if you're not a transport pilot with a 1st you don't have to get another exam after the first 6 months.


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 13):
first class medical can be downgraded to 2nd class after 6 months or it can be downgraded to a 3rd class after 12 months. So if you're not a transport pilot with a 1st you don't have to get another exam after the first 6 months.

Not to be picky, but the medicals are never "downgraded." A first class medical is still a 1st class medical 6 or 24 months later. It just becomes a first class medical with 2nd or 3rd class privileges.


User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Runway777, here is TC's website regarding medical certification.

Transport Canada

I've been in contact with TC recently regarding my medical and have found them to be very prompt, knowledgable and wish to remain in contact with clients to see how their suggestions/directions have panned out.

Transport Canada Contact Page.

Here is a list of TC-approved AME. TC AME

-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineRunway777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 15):

thanks but i have already had my medical. . im not asking about it. Im trying to help. haha


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