Information on location, bookings class of medical available, consultant appointments, facilities.
We undertake all types of EASA and Eurocontrol aeromedical examinations, including initial Class 1 and 3 medicals for anyone wishing to train for a commercial/airline transport pilot’s licence and air traffic controller's licence. Our centre provides assessments with consultant physicians across a range of medical specialties including cardiology, ophthalmology, psychiatry and respiratory medicine for pilots and ATCOs and has associated specialist investigation equipment such as exercise electrocardiography (Exercise ECGs), echocardiography, 24hr ambulatory ECGs (also known as a Holter monitor), ambulatory blood pressure monitors, advanced vision assessment tools and lung function assessment.
All the components of the standard medical can be completed on-site at the centre. The cost can be found in the current scheme of charges.
How to make an appointment
Contact our Call Centre on +44 (0)1293 573700, select option 1 for Medical, then choose the option to book a medical appointment.
Please note that appointments for medicals, consultant reviews and investigations cannot be made via e-mail.
How to pay
For examinations at the CAA payment can be made by credit/debit card at the time of booking (Aeromedical Centre Clinic charges)
Additional tests or assessments with a medical specialist are sometimes required by EASA if something unusual is detected or to further evaluate known medical conditions.
When the medical has been completed, the doctor carrying out your physical examination should be able to tell you whether all seems normal. If the results are satisfactory, your medical certificate will be issued and for most applicants this is usually on the same day, shortly after the medical has been completed.
*Please note that investigations and assessments required in addition to the standard medical may require an additional payment.
Aviation House - location and facilities
Free buses are available during the normal hours of business between Gatwick Airport and Aviation House, which is situated in the City Place area to the South of the airport. A map is available with directions. Further information on getting to Aviation House and details of the bus time tables is also available.
Free Wi-Fi facilities are available for all visitors in the atrium area of Aviation House.
Free to use PCs with internet access are available for visitors in the library area adjacent to the Aeromedical Centre.
Restaurant and snack bar facilities are available on the 3rd floor of Aviation House if you require refreshments.
Tips for your Class 1 medical
It may save you time if you can bring reports from your medical specialists regarding any known medical conditions with you. Please ensure that these are in English or have a formal translation into English.
If you have never had an eye test, or if you have any concerns about your vision including colour vision, you may wish to go to your local optician for assessment prior to booking.
Please read the guidance notes for completing the MED 160 form. Please remember that if you withhold relevant information or make false statements you may be committing an offence which could result in enforcement action by the CAA and in the denial or withdrawal of your medical certificate.
Shortly after arrival you will be asked to provide us with a urine sample. Whilst there is no problem with performing this a little later, ensuring adequate hydration will aid this.
Wear comfortable clothes and either wear or bring footwear suitable for exercising in. Occasionally a candidate is required to perform an exercise test and having appropriate footwear may mean you do not have to return on another day.
If you require further guidance for a pre-existing condition please see our guidance section. Try to obtain any information that may be required from your own doctor to take with you to the medical. Guidance on the contents of medical reports required for various conditions is available on our Documents for Download page.
Summary of requirements for maintaining the validity or your medical certificate.
ASSOCIATED RULES AND regulations
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1178/2011, Annex IV, Part-MED and the amendment
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 290/2012.
CAA Safety Regulation Group
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR
For enquiries and appointments:
Telephone Call Centre +44 (0)1293 573700 - select option 1, then select the option to book a medical appointment.