How to prepare for your medical

An EASA Class3 medical is a requirement for all Air Traffic Controllers.

Please bring with you:     

Current passport (for all Class 1 medicals)  

Recent Medical Certificate  

Most recent Opticians report   

Copies of any relevant Specialist Medical/GP Reports   

Downloaded Medical Forms from CAA website (MED160)

How often do I need a Class 3 Medical

All ATCOs require a medical examination every 2 years prior to the age of 40. A medical is required every 1 year after the age of 40.

Do I need any other tests?

The CAA require all ATCOs to have an audiogram (hearing test) every 4 years below the age of 40. This is then required every 2 years above the age of 40.

Comprehensive eye tests may be required depending on your glasses prescription and other eye conditions. 

Pilots develop medical conditions like everyone else. The UK CAA may require some pilots to pursue an onward referral to a Consultant Specialist prior to  obtaining a Medical Certificate. This can be arranged with a Specialist of your choice or via Consultants known to us.

ECG (Electrocardiogram) and Cardiology Review


ECGs are tracings of the electrical activity within the heart muscle. ECGs may be required every 4 years (below 30 years), every 2 years (30-40years), every 12 months above the age of 40 years. Sometimes your ECG may need to be reviewed by a Cardiologist. We have established a close link with Dr. Roskovec at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 7DW.


The Medical requirements above are subject to change from the UK CAA.

At this time, we are unable to perform initial Class 3 medical examinations