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Aviation Medicals

Dr Geoff Thomp­son is our Des­ig­nat­ed Avi­a­tion Med­ical Exam­in­er (DAME) Ser­vices , includ­ing Class 1, 2 and 3 Avi­a­tion Medicals. 

Please ensure you have an ARN before book­ing your appoint­ment, as we are not able to com­plete the med­ical with­out it. You will need to know your Avi­a­tion Ref­er­ence Num­ber (ARN) and bring your cur­rent Med­ical Cer­tifi­cate with you to the appoint­ment. Use your ARN to log in to the CASA web­site to com­plete your online his­to­ry questionnaire.

Class 1 and Class 3 Avi­a­tion Medical

Class 1 and Class 3 Avi­a­tion Med­ical appoint­ments may require you to fast for four hours pri­or to your appoint­ment. Please check require­ments or call us for advice. Fast­ing means no food but you may drink as much water as you like pri­or to the blood tests. 

Ini­tial Requirements:

Before see­ing Dr Thomp­son please complete:

  1. Online ques­tion­naire 
  2. Fast­ing lipids and glu­cose (Blood inves­ti­ga­tion forms to be obtained from your GP
  3. ECG (Bath Street Fam­i­ly Med­ical Cen­tre offers this ser­vice but an appoint­ment with the nurse is required) 

(Please estab­lish the need for Oph­thal­mol­o­gy review, Audio­gram and ECG with CASA before the med­ical)

Audio­gram (refer­ral pro­vid­ed for exter­nal assess­ment)
Oph­thal­mol­o­gy review by Des­ig­nat­ed Avi­a­tion Oph­thal­mol­o­gist or Optometrist
In some sit­u­a­tions the can­di­date may require fur­ther spe­cial­ist review or investigation.

Class 2 Avi­a­tion Medical

Ini­tial Requirements:

  1. Online ques­tion­naire to be com­plet­ed before see­ing Dr Thompson
  2. Spirom­e­try (Lung func­tion) (done at Bath Street Fam­i­ly Med­ical Cen­tre pri­or to see­ing Dr Thompson)

(Please estab­lish the need for Oph­thal­mol­o­gy review and/​or Audio­gram with CASA before the medical)

Oph­thal­mol­o­gy review and/​or Audio­gram may be required.

Renew­al Avi­a­tion Medical

Renew­al require­ments vary depend­ing on age and may include any com­bi­na­tion of the above tests. The Avi­a­tion Med­ical Cer­tifi­cate is valid for:

  • Class 1 – one year
  • Class 2 – four years (two years if over 40)
  • Class 3 – two years

For Class 1 and Class 3, ECG is required every 2nd year from age 30, then annu­al­ly from age 40.

DAO (eye) review required every 2nd year from age 60.

Air­line Trans­port Pilot License after age 60 requires 6 month­ly renewals.

Please be aware that Dr Thompson’s Pri­ma­ry Spe­cial­ty is Sport and Exer­cise Med­i­cine, and he vis­its Alice Springs one week in six. A min­i­mum of four weeks notice is required for Avi­a­tion Medicals.