Class 2 medical certificate

A class 2 medical certificate is required for private pilot licence. The holder of a medical certificate shall be mentally and physically fit to exercise safely the privileges of the applicable licence.

If you are not holder of the class 2 medical certificate, we will be glad to help you arrange your examination in authorized Aeromedical Centre.

Aeromedical examination

Aeromedical Centre (AME) authorized to issue class 2 medical certificate in Czech Republic is "Ustav Civilniho Zdravotnictvi" in Prague.

Acceptance of medical certificate

Certificate issued by JAA member state is accepted without formality by other JAA member state.

Class 2 medical requirements

The medical requirements for a JAR pilot’s licence are contained in JAR-FCL 3 (Medical).

The Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) are a series of regulations covering the whole of aviation that have been, or are being, implemented by the European states of the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). These replace national regulations so that a harmonised set of standards are applied by all the states. The aim is to allow a seamless interchange of aircraft, operations, training and licensing throughout the JAA states and thus the free movement of aviation personnel among them.

Medical History - these are questions about any previous illness declared on your application form. You will be asked about them by the examining doctor, and if there is any major illness in your past, it is important to bring reports about it from your family doctor or specialist. Appendicitis or a broken arm are not regarded as major illnesses.

Eyesight - the exact requirements and eye examination form are listed at JAR Class 2 Visual Standards :

If you are in any doubt you should take a copy of the standards to an optician who will be able to interpret them. This will allow you to have an initial eye test before coming to AMC.

Physical Examination - a general check that all is functioning correctly. It will cover lungs, heart, blood pressure, stomach, limbs and nervous system.

Ears - the AME will use a normal conversational voice 2 metres behind you. You should be able to hear that in each ear separately.

For private pilots with an instrument rating, a further test called an audiogram is required. The audiogram is a test where you signify that you have heard sounds at different frequencies.

Electrocardiogram – (ECG) - this measures the electrical impulses passing through your heart. It can show disorders of the heart rhythm or of the conduction of the impulses, and sometimes it can show a lack of blood supplying the heart muscle. In the unlikely event of these changes showing on your ECG, further tests with a report from a cardiologist will have to be sought.

Lung Function Test (spirometry) - this tests your ability to breath deeply and to expel air from your lungs. It is sometimes tested if you have had any respiratory problems, eg asthma.

Haemoglobin blood test - this is a finger prick blood test which measures the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. A low haemoglobin is called anaemia and will need further investigation.

Urine test - mainly looking for sugar (diabetes), protein or blood.