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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

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Balloon and airship pilots require either a Class 2 medical certificate or a Pilot Medical Declaration (as required for a National Private Pilot's Licence) which is based on the DVLA medical standards.

  • The initial Class 2 medical examination can be carried out by any certificated AME.
  • The examination for a Class 2 medical will take about one hour and the AME is responsible for setting the fee.

For more information on these options see medical requirements for private pilots.

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