In the helicopter sector, there are two types of medical examinations. ‘Class 1 examination’ is required for professional pilots. ‘Class 2 examination’ is sufficient to obtain a PPL(H) license. However, as a private pilot, you can choose to apply for a ‘Class 1 examination’. This examination must be requested from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority via an application form.
You can find additional information on the following Civil Aviation Authority page: https://mobilit.belgium.be/nl/luchtvaart/vergunningen/geneeskundig_attest.
The validity period of your Class 2 medical certificate depends on your age. For people under 30, the certificate is valid for 60 months; for those aged 30 to 49, 24 months; for those aged 50 to 64, 12 months; and for those 65 and older, 6 months. You can have a certificate renewed by an accredited doctor.
For prospective professional pilots who possess a Class 1 medical examination, the validity for re-examination is higher. For pilots younger than 40, the certificate is valid for 12 months; for pilots older than 40, 6 months.