To train as a pilot you must undergo an Aviation Medical examination. These are “general” medicals and anyone with good general health should have no trouble passing.
The tests include an ECG (for the heart), an audio test and an eye test (note: wearing glasses/contact lenses does NOT prevent you from passing this medical. Your eyesight would need to be very poor before it becomes a problem).
For basic questions you can contact us (we are not aviation medical experts) or if your question is of a more complex nature contact your nearest aviation medical examiner.
If you are studying for the Commercial Pilot Licence you will need a Class 1 Aviation Medical. If you are ONLY studying for the Private Pilot Licence then a Class 2 aviation medical is all you need.
Whilst the aviation medical can be done after arrival in Australia, it is always advisable to do it before you depart if there is an approved examiner not too far away from you.
There are a number of doctors overseas who are approved by the Australian CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) to conduct these examinations. Click Here to view CASA’s list of approved overseas doctors.
Aviation Medical note:
When you return home to convert your licence you will need to pass a local aviation medical. You can contact your local Civil Aviation Authority (or equivalent) to find out more. Click here for a link to a list of most Government Aviation Authorities worldwide.