EASA class 1 inspection: more information

We have compiled the information on the contents of the Class 1 inspection for you.

Blood test

Through a finger prick, we determine the Hemoglobin (Hb) and glucose levels in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined at the initial examination and at age 40. We have our own laboratory, so the results are known immediately.


At each inspection, the urine you produce on site is examined for glucose, blood and protein. Alcohol and drugs are also checked at the initial inspection. Also, alcohol and drugs are screened at the re-inspections if indicated.

Vision examination

Your eyesight is obviously very important to perform your job safely and efficiently. As a pilot, you will have to deal with factors that can affect vision and your interpretation. Examples include reduced oxygen tension at high altitude, night flying and fatigue. In addition, your eyesight declines as you age.
At each examination, your vision is tested at 30-50 cm, 1 meter and 6 meters. If you wear glasses, we measure first without and then with your corrective glasses or contact lenses. The requirement for distance visual acuity is 0.7 (6/9) or better in each eye. Visual acuity in both eyes must be 1.0 (6/6) or better.

General physical examination

Based on the digitally completed questionnaire, you will undergo a comprehensive physical examination. In addition to the mobility, coordination, balance and equilibrium of your body, your eyes, ears, abdomen, heart and lungs are examined for possible abnormalities.

Additional research

The additional examination depends on your age and whether you have a medical indication. In our center we do the following additional examinations:

  • ECG
  • spirometry
  • audiometry
  • tonometry
  • lipid measurement
  •  perimetry
  •  tympamometry
  •  mental health check
  •  alcohol, -and drug screening
    In specific cases, if additional research is needed, this is done by specialists outside our office. We cooperate with a number of specialists, in which case we arrange the transfer.
  • optometrist
  • ophthalmologist
  • psychologist/psychiatrist

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

From the ECG, we extract information about the functioning of your heart muscle. We work with a 12-channel digital system, where the ECG is stored in your medical record. We take the ECG from you (at rest) by placing 4 electrodes on your wrists and ankles and 6 electrodes on your chest around your heart.
The ECG is taken at your initial examination and then every 5 years until age 30, every 2 years until age 40, annually until age 50, and at all subsequent examinations for renewal or renewal.

Spirometry (pulmonary function testing)

The functioning of the lungs (lung function) can be measured with a lung function test. The test measures how much air you can exhale and also measures how much air you can blow out in 1 second. The lung function test shows whether you have a condition. Your lung function is determined with a special device: a spirometer. You stand up and close your teeth and lips around the mouthpiece of the device. You can breathe through this as normal. The assistant will ask you to breathe in deeply and then blow out as hard and as much as you can. These measurements are done at least 3 times to get a reliable result. This examination is done at your initial examination and then on clinical indication.

Audiometry (Hearing test)

Hearing is tested at the initial examination with pure-tone audiometry. In the hearing booth, you will hear sounds of different frequencies and intensities through headphones. You must not have a hearing loss of more than 35 dB at any of the frequencies 500, 1000 or 2000 Hz or more than 50 dB at 3000 Hz in each ear. This test is taken every 5 years until age 40 and every 2 years thereafter.

Tonometry (Eyeball pressure measurement)

A "puff" of air is used to measure the pressure in your eyeball. If this pressure is too high, it can lead to serious damage to the retina (glaucoma). The examination is done at your initial examination and on indication.

Tympanometry (eardrum measurement)

With a buildup of pressure in your ear canal, the motility of your eardrum is measured. The eardrum must be mobile for you to be able to "clear. If not, further ENT examination is required.

Perimetry (Fields of vision examination).

Each eye is tested to make sure the visual field is intact. You look into the perimeter and indicate if you see any movement in your field of vision, this is used to determine if there are any defects.

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