Aviation Medical Certificate service provided by Dr Karen Oswald.
Dr Oswald has been a pilot and designated aviation medical examiner (DAME) for many years, with a qualification of Masters in Aviation Medicine from Otago University.
She provides recreational and commercial-level Aviation Medical Certificates according to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) mandated requirements.
Please note if this is to be your initial medical, that you will need an Aviation Reference Number (ARN) to proceed. This can be obtained on the CASA website if you provide 100 points of identification. The pilot can then access the medical record system online to complete the first part of the medical before attending their appointment. Medicare rebate is not available for this service.
Some specific requirements for an initial commercial-level medical are such as age-specific tests, may be required for the medical to be granted. Please bring a photo ID and be prepared to provide a urine sample at the time of your medical.
Notes on Aviation Medical Certificate Requirements in Australia
In Australia, aviation medical certificate requirements are a crucial component of ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals involved in aviation activities. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) oversees the issuance of these certificates, which are a mandatory prerequisite for pilots, air traffic controllers, and aircrew members. To obtain an aviation medical certificate in Australia, applicants must undergo a comprehensive medical examination conducted by a CASA-approved Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME). The examination assesses various health and fitness criteria, including vision, hearing, cardiovascular health, mental well-being, and drug and alcohol usage. The specific class of certificate required depends on the type of aviation activities the individual will be involved in, with Class 1 for commercial pilots, Class 2 for recreational pilots, and Class 3 for air traffic controllers and aircrew members. Compliance with these rigorous medical standards is essential to guarantee the safety of Australia’s aviation industry, as it ensures that those responsible for flying or maintaining aircraft are physically and mentally fit to do so.