Class 1 Medical

We offer Class 1 revalidation / renewal medicals including routine eyesight testing, on-site ECG and audiogram, as well as spirometry haemoglobin and cholesterol testing as required. Operating out of our dedicated aeromedical centre, we can offer short notice appointments for both routine medicals and fitness assessments. Same day appointments are often available for booking by telephone.


Prior to the medical

    • You will receive information on what to bring to your appointment in the booking confirmation.
    • If you are aware of any significant personal medical history, please ensure you document it on your MED160 medical questionnaire.
    • If you would like a chaperone during your appointment, please read our chaperone policy prior to booking.
    • All applicants under 16 must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian.

What to expect at your medical examination

The Class 1 medical is thorough, taking 1 – 1.5 hrs and includes some or all of the following:

    • Review of your medical history including family history, results of any previous examinations and whether you have ever been classed unfit or had a certificate suspended or revoked
    • Physical examination
    • Eyesight check
    • Conversational hearing test and periodic audiogram (carried out in a professional sound booth).
    • Urine test for blood, sugars and protein
    • Periodic resting Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    • Haemoglobin test (every examination), Cholesterol blood tests (at age 40 or if clinically indicated) and Lung function test (if clinically indicated).

Full details of the medical standards required can be found on the CAA website and details of the frequency of periodic tests is published in the CAA validity table.

Single pilot air transport operations carrying passengers:

Age (years) Certificate Validity
Under 40 12 months
40 plus 6 months

Other commercial operations:

Age (years) Certificate Validity
Under 60 12 months
60 plus 6 months

The full CAA medical certificate validity table is available on the CAA website. This provides details on the frequency of periodic testing for ECG, audiogram, opthalmology etc.

The revalidation period for a medical certificate begins 45 days before its expiry date. If you book your medical examination during this period, the validity of your new certificate will be calculated from its original expiry date. If you renew your medical outside the revalidation period the validity of your new certificate will be calculated from the examination date.

The price list for the main elements of the Class 1 medical are listed below. If you are a British Airways pilot please see our main Fees page for a breakdown of our charges, which are in line with the British Airways policy on reclaimable expenses.

Exam/Procedure Price (£)
Class 1 Medical Exam – Revalidation/Renewal £150
Resting ECG + report by a cardiologist (if required) £65
Audiogram £45
Resting ECG & Audiogram at the same appointment £100
Lipid (Total Cholesterol) Blood Test (first exam over the age of 40) £25
Routine fit/unfit casework (<30 mins admin. time/instance) No charge
Complex fit/unfit casework  (per hour – minimum charge £45) £90
Additional Casework/hour (if required – minimum charge £45) £90

Please refer to the full list of fees for other additional checks & procedures.

We normally offer appointments 3-5 days a week, including Saturdays at The Aeromedical Centre, Corris, Rock Road, West Sussex RH20 3BQ. Appointments can be made using our online booking system, or by telephone.