We regulate and implement medical requirements for professional flight crew, private pilots, air traffic controllers and cabin crew.
We also oversee the approval and continued certification of Aeromedical Centres (AeMCs) and an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) network.
Find an Aeromedical Centre (AeMC)
Use our database to find an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) near you.
If your AME has retired or you need urgent aeromedical advice and your AME is not available you can use the Find an AME facility to search for an alternative AME.
The UK CAA's Medical Department collects and stores your name, address, email address, telephone number and medical data for the purpose of overseeing fitness of Pilots and Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs), and for formulating guidance on medical standards. This incorporates all medical examinations associated with the initial issue, and revalidation or renewal of medical certificates for both private and commercial pilots and air traffic controllers. A medical fitness assessment encompasses the physical, mental and psychological fitness of aviation personnel.
The Medical Department also undertakes research into aircrew health and many other aspects of flight safety including the health of air traffic controllers.
The processing of your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
We need to share your non-medical personal data with Worldpay, based in the UK, for the purpose of processing payment. The processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of our, or our third party's contract and does not affect your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.
For organisations located outside of the EU the CAA has safeguards in place to ensure the security of your information.
We retain your personal information as follows:
You may submit an enquiry or make a complaint at any time by emailing FOI.firstname.lastname@example.org. Further rights as a data subject can be found here. Contact details of the CAA's Data Protection Officer can be found here. You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA's processing of personal data. Access to our General privacy notice can be found here.
This privacy notice is subject to change.
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