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Pilot licences are not valid without a valid medical certificate.
You will need to go to an AeMC, AME or your NHS GP with proof of identity. You will need to sign a declaration that
includes the following:
Full details of how to apply for a medical certificate:
Medical certificates can only be issued, revalidated or renewed if a fit assessment is made by an appropriate
medical examiner as follows:
You must provide them with your complete medical history and the results of any medical examinations and tests as required
by the examiner. They will complete the medical assessment based on the examinations and tests required for that
certificate. They may also ask you to undergo additional medical examinations or investigations if needed.
The validity period for a medical certificate will be determined by your age when you take the medical and
calculated from the date of the examination in the case of issue and renewal. If you are applying for revalidation of a
certificate, it will be calculated from the expiry date of the previous certificate. You can have your revalidation
examination up to 45 days before your previous one expires.
If you have not had your revalidation examination in the 45 days before it expires, you will need a renewal
If you hold a Class 1 or 2 medical certificate what has expired by more than two years, the examiner will need to
assess your aeromedical record before carrying out the renewal examination. If it has expired by more than 5 years, the
process for initial issue will apply, though the fitness decision will be based on the revalidation requirements; in
this circumstance Class 1 applicants will need to attend an Aeromedical Centre.
If you hold a LAPL medical certificate that has expired your examiner will assess your medical history and carry out
the renewal examination as detailed in the medical assessment section.
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