To become a Pilot of aircraft other than LSA (light Sport Aircraft) or sailplane, you must get medically cleared before you solo/fly an aircraft on your own. The are many different types of medical certificates you can obtain and it depends on what your end goal is. Please check out Pilot Medical Certification Questions and Answers to see which one would be the best fit for you.

 


 

Basic Medical – What does a pilot have to do to use BasicMed? Just two things!

 

Requirement #1

  • Get a physical exam from any state-licensed physician. Hopefully the airman’s treating physician
  • Print the comprehensive medical examination checklist (CMEC) from faa.gov/go/basicmed and complete the airman portion
  • Bring the CMEC FAA Form 8700-2 to your exam.
  • The Physician must sign an attestation statement
  • Discussed all items on the checklist and any medications that could interfere with operating aircraft or motor vehicle
  • Performed examination on all items on the checklist
  • Certify: “not aware of any medical condition that, as presently treated, could interfere with the individual’s ability to safely operate an aircraft.”
  • Keep your completed checklist somewhere safe
  • Required every two years

Requirement #2

  • Take the free online course:
  • See Medical Self-Assessment for a course provider.
  • When taking the course, you must:
  • Provide the physician’s name, state license number, address, and phone.
  • Attest to your health and consent to a National Driver Registry check.
  • Required every two years

If you want to learn more please use the following BasicMed Resources:


 

First Class Medical –  6 calendar months for operations requiring a first class medical certificate if the airman is age 40 or over on or before the date of the examination, or 12 calendar months for operations requiring a first-class medical certificate if the airman has not reached age 40 on or before the date of examination

 

Second Class Medical –  12 calendar months for operations requiring a second class medical certificate, or 24 calendar months for operations requiring a second class medical certificate, if the airman is age 40 or over on or before the date of the examination

 

Third Class Medical –  24 calendar months for operations requiring a third class medical certificate, if the airman is age 40 or over on or before the date of the examination, or 60 calendar months for operations requiring a third class medical certificate if the airman has not reached age 40 on or before the date of examination.

 

Before You Make you Appointment for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class Medical certificate:


 

Local Aviation Medical Examiners:

 

Edward Shore MD

15243 Vanowen St. STE 412

Van Nuys, CA 91405

818-508-8438

 

Gregory Beeve MD

Verdugo Hills Medical Group,

1818 Verdugo Blvd. STE 108

Glendale, CA 91208

818-790-1145

 

William Doody MD

1429 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. STE 102

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

805-495-5827