Class 2 Medical

We offer both initial and revalidation / renewal medicals including eyesight testing, on-site ECG and audiogram, as well as spirometry, haemoglobin and cholesterol testing, if required/clinically indicated. Operating out of our dedicated aeromedical centre, we can offer short notice appointments for both routine medicals and fitness assessments.

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 2 medical is quite thorough, taking about an hour, 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 (the initial class 2 exam includes an extended eye test)
    • Conversational hearing test
    • Urine test for blood, sugars and protein
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Unless clinically indicated, this is only required for the initial medical,  the first medical after age 40 and then 2 yearly from age 50
    • Audiogram – this is only required for pilots wishing to hold an instrument rating, with the first test prior to rating issue and renewals every 5 years before age 40, then 2 yearly thereafter
    • Lung function, Haemoglobin and Cholesterol blood tests (only if clinically indicated)

Full details of the medical standards required can be found on the CAA website. While this may seem daunting, it is all rather straightforward and un-stressful. It also provides a periodic health check that may pick up treatable conditions earlier than if you were not having the medical.

The validity period of the Class 2 medical is:

Age (years) Certificate Validity
Under 40 60 months*
40-49 24 months**
50 plus 12 months

* A certificate issued prior to the holder’s 40th birthday will not be valid after the 42nd birthday.
** A certificate issued prior to the holder’s 50th birthday will not be valid after the 51st birthday.

An electrocardiogram is required for the initial medical, on the first examination after age 40 and then 2 yearly from age 50.

An audiogram is required for an initial instrument rating, then 5 yearly under age 40 and 2 yearly thereafter, if the instrument rating is retained.

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 full CAA medical certificate validity table is available on the CAA website.

The price list for the main elements of the Class 2 medical are listed below. For new clients we also offer a £15 discount for the first medical examination with Dr Jones.

Exam/Procedure Price (£)
Class 2 Medical Exam – Initial (including resting ECG) £185
Class 2 Medical Exam – Revalidation/Renewal £125
Resting ECG + report by a cardiologist (if required) £65
Audiogram £45
Resting ECG & Audiogram at the same appointment £100
Routine fit/unfit casework (<30 mins admin. time/instance) No charge
Complex fit/unfit casework  (per hour – minimum charge £50) £100
Additional Casework/hour (if required – minimum charge £50) £100

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.