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CAA Aviation Class 2

CAA /LAPL charges


 AMEs are now responsible for dealing with all casework for Class 2 and LAPL including limitations and making 'fit' or 'unfit. This will occur time and will be charged by the 15mins allocation. See charges page: here .

The Application form needs to be completed via the CAA Portal, Cellma prior to each medical. This will involve logging on, paying the CAA Administrative fee and completing the medical application form. 

It is your responsibility to declare any medical issues, including mental health problems at the time of the medical. Failure to do so, could mean your medical is declined , or at worse could result in prosecution. 


What you need to bring:


1. Your Licence and most recent medical Certificate.

2.  Some form of ID showing signature and photo if possible e.g. passport or photo driving licence.

3. Spectacles/contact lenses worn for flying and a completed Opticians report (Med162) (First medical only - download here)

Please bring photo ID and last medical certificate to EACH medical.


The first point of call for any medical decisions is  your AME

The Medical

You should be fit, have reasonable eyesight and hearing, and have no current or previous illness which might interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of a private pilot’s licence.

 It is divided into a number of parts:

Medical History - these are a series of questions about any previous illness.  You will be asked about them by your AME and it is useful to fill in form and if there is any major illness in your past, it is important to bring reports about it from your family doctor.  Appendicitis or a broken arm are not regarded as major illnesses.

Eyesight - the requirements are listed below.

Prior to your first examination you will need an optians report - the form to be completed can be found here. In subsequent examinations it is also useful to have a recent up to date eye test to bring along.

Physical Examination - a general check that all is functioning correctly.  It will cover lungs, heart, blood pressure, stomach, limbs and nervous system.

Hearing - the AME will use a normal conversational voice 2 metres behind you.  You should be able to hear that in each ear separately.  If you wish to obtain an instrument rating as a private pilot, then you will need to meet the JAR Class 2 Instrument rating Standards.

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - this measures the electrical impulses passing through your heart.  It can show disorders of the heart rhythm or of the conduction of the impulses, and sometimes it can show a lack of blood supplying the heart muscle.  Occasionally changes on an ECG require further investigation.  A report from a cardiologist and further tests (for example an exercise ECG) may need to be done.  The results may need to be sent to the CAA Aeromedical Section (AMS) at Gatwick.

Lung function test (peak flow) - this tests your ability to expel air rapidly from your lungs.  It is sometimes tested if you have had any respiratory problems, eg asthma.


Urine test – you will be asked to provide a sample of urine, so remember to attend for examination with a full bladder.  This tests for sugar (diabetes), protein or blood in the urine.


If your ECG does not need to be reported by a local cardiologist I can  issue your certificate. If it has to be sent off for reporting, there will be an extra charge and a possible delay whilst it is reported on. If satisfactory a certificate can then be issued.


Please note, if you have any medical history you should bring full information to your medical examination.  You may need to obtain this information from your General Practitioner or hospital consultant.  If you wear spectacles or contact lenses please see the relevant section on this website and take an up-to-date spectacle prescription with you for your AME.  Any fees incurred in obtaining these reports will be your responsibility.

Visual Standards and Testing


CAA Class 1


The initial refractive error (correction) limit is +5/-6 dioptres.  There is no myopic limit for revalidation/renewal. The astigmatism (distortion) and anisometropia (difference between the eyes) initial limits are 2 dioptres, but there are no limits for revalidation/renewal.


NOTE: contact lenses must be worn if the anisometropia exceeds 3 dioptres.

CAA 2 Class


The correction limits for the initial Class 2 examination are +5/-8 dioptres.  There are no myopic limits for revalidation/renewal.  The initial limits for astigmatism and anisometropia are 3 dioptres, but may go beyond this for revalidation/renewal.



Chaperone Policy


Any person of either sex can either bring or ask for provision of a chaperone to be present during the medical examination. If you would like one provided, please mention at time of booking as it might be difficult to provide at short notice.

The medical does not involve any intimate examination other than the undertaking of the ECG which would require access to the chest for the placement of electrodes.

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