Medical examination

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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:

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.