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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.
Before seeing Dr Thompson please complete:
- Online questionnaire
- Fasting lipids and glucose (Blood investigation forms to be obtained from your GP)
- 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
- Online questionnaire to be completed before seeing Dr Thompson
- 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.