EASA Class 1 aeromedical examination

If you are applying for or hold a commercial pilot licence (CPL), a multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) or an airline transport pilot licence (ATPL), you need to pass a valid class 1 medical examination. This medical check will bring you one step closer to receiving an EASA class 1 pilot certificate issued in the Netherlands.

Checking if you meet the standards with a class 1 medical examination

In order to obtain or maintain a valid license to fly in the Netherlands, it is essential that you, as a pilot, complete a medical check – it is one of the EASA’s requirements to keep you and your environment safe. It is necessary to obtain a valid medical certificate through an examination before a CPL, ATPL or MPL pilot license can be granted. Sky Medical Center is an approved Aeromedical Center by the government of the Netherlands to provide certified medical checks to class 1 pilots.

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The medical examination for a class 1 pilot starts with the digital submission or completion of the application form in which you describe your medical, psychological and other history. The medical assistant will carry out the required physical examinations in the examination room. You will be physically examined by the Aeromedical Examiner, including your vision, throat, nose and ears, abdomen and you need to pass several neurological tests. Provided you have met the requirements, we can issue your certificate for a pilot medical examination on the same day. If you already have known medical problems, please contact us as soon as possible. We will advise what documentation you need to bring with you to the pilot medical check in the Netherlands. If required, the Aeromedical Examiner will contact your Licensing Authority to discuss whether the Medical can be issued.

The initial class 1 medical examination for a pilot will take approximately 4 hours and the renewal examination about 1 hour. It’s not necessary to fast before the examination. If possible, we will arrange your extensive eye examination with our optometrist prior to the examination on the same day.

Make an appointment for a medical check as a European class 1 pilot in the Netherlands

The validity of the certificate class 1 is 12 months. The validity is restricted to 6 months for holders of licenses which allow them to perform commercial passenger flights in single pilot airplanes and being 40 years of age and older, and for pilots with a license who are 60 years of age and older. Contact us at +31 (0)40 235 0103 to make an appointment for a medical examination for a pilot.

  • EASA class 1
    170/ ex. vatrenewal examination
  • EASA class 1
    425/ ex. vatinitial examination
More Information Renewal

Examining the basics:
• measurement of weight and height
• urine sample analysis
• blood pressure measurement
• visual examination
• checking of your glasses
• ear-nose-throat examination
• physical examination
• haemoglobin measurement
• mental health check
Additional examinations if required:
• audiometry
• ECG
• spirometry
• tonometry
• lipid measurement
• alcohol and drug screening

More Information Initial

The investigations:
• measurement of weight and height
• urine sample analysis
• blood pressure measurement
• visual examination
• checking of your glasses
• ear-nose-throat examination
• physical examination
• haemoglobin measurement
• lipid and glucose measurement
• mental health check
• alcohol and drug screening
• extended eye examination at optometrist
• audiometry
• ECG
• spirometry
• tonometry
• tympanometry
• perimetry

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