If you are a pilot or air traffic controller (ATC) you must undergo a mandatory aviation medical exam in order to work in Canadian or FAA-regulated airspaces.
These exams are carried out by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME) who is certified to provide Transport Canada Medical exams, ATC & FAA medicals to both Canadian and US-based pilots and ATC’s.
So if you are just beginning a career in aviation and are looking for a pre employment medical exam we’ve got you covered.
We can also help if you’re a pilot or ATC who is currently on the job and needs a periodic, annual or semi-annual medical as it relates to your class or age.
The aviation medical exam takes about an hour in office and includes the following:
- A medical history
- A physical exam
- An audiogram if required
- Visual acuity testing
- An ECG/EKG (Electrocardiograph) If required
All necessary tests including, audiograms and ECGs are done at the time of your exam on site
It’s normal to be stressed about these exams there’s a lot riding on them
But just so you know, most applicants pass the exam although you may be required to provide supplemental information (from a specialist for example)
CAME’s tend to flag problems requiring clarification and only rarely deny a certificate outright
You can also appeal the CAME’s decision to the relevant regulatory body
Absolutely. Our doctors provide FAA medical exams and are certified to administer FAA medicals using MedXPress
MedXPress is the online platform that applicants must use to get FAA certified
It varies depending on age, class type and jurisdiction, but typically 1 year