ba286
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First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:57 am

Does anyone know what they "do" in a first class medical exam?
Thanks in advance!
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runway777
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:01 am

do you mean a class one?
and i know what they do in a class one. lol
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corey07850
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:13 am

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
 
runway777
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:16 am

i am 16 and i needed an EKG you always need one.
but everything you stated is it. lol
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AirWillie6475
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:40 am

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.
 
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:45 am

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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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:00 pm

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.
 
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:17 pm

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.
 
ba286
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:37 pm

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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pilotpip
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:30 pm

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.
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:02 pm

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.

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runway777
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting Jfkspotter (Reply 6):

hmm. . well then
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:34 am

They do certain things that a doctor should use gloves for but mine did not  irked 
 
AirWillie6475
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:16 am

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.
 
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:07 am

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.
 
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:38 pm

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
 
runway777
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RE: First Class Medicals...

Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:41 am

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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