There are 3 types of medical available for pilots. The choice is determined by the level the pilot will be operating at:
- Class 1 – This medical is required for pilots operating commercially. It is the most stringent to ensure maximum safety for air operations. It is advisable for students (looking towards a CPL) to ensure they are able to meet these requirements before progressing further with training.
- Class 2 – Pilots and those training towards an EASA PPL require this medical. It is ideal for those looking to progress the training further.
- LAPL medical – This is the minimum requirement for recreational pilots
Guidence on the requirements for Class 1 and Class 2 medicals is available from the CAA website.
A guide for pilots seeking the LAPL medical is also available.
The CAA website has a section dedicated to medical requirements.