Before your medical

Before attending for your medical you will need to complete a self-declaration of health, or form MED160.  It helps to avoid unforeseen delays in issuing the medical certificate if you return it to me by email at the address above a few days before your appointment.

Document download

You can download the form from the link below. Note that you will require Adobe Reader to view the files.  See the link at the bottom of the page for a free download.

 click to download the MED160 and Instructions [PDF, 243KB]

You will need to provide a urine sample at the time of your medical and it is good advice to avoid high-g or aerobatic flying, helicopter flying or vigorous exercise for 24 hours beforehand.  Any of these can in some circumstances produce falsely-abnormal urine tests.

Glasses or Contact Lenses

If you wear glasses or contact lenses you will need to provide an optometrist’s statement of your current prescription, which should have been provided at the time of your eye examination.  Contact lens wearers are advised to remove their lenses and wear their back-up spectacles well before the appointment time. Otherwise they may need to remove them during the examination which is likely to make the unaided eyesight worse than usual (as the eye will not have had time to adapt). This may result in unwelcome limitations on the medical certificate.

If your glasses or lens prescription has numbers around or greater than ‘+3′ or’-3′ (or if it has two numbers for the same eye which add up to these values) then please discuss this with me before your medical.  It is possible that you may need your optician to complete a more detailed CAA eye examination periodically.

You are welcome to email if you have any questions.