Dedicated Doctors caring for Aviation Medicals and Travel Related Health Issues
At Top Health Doctors, we have doctors that specialise in Aviation Medicine and can perform aviation medicals. We also look after all health issues of pilots, flight crew, flight passengers, air traffic controllers or staff that work on airports / air fields as we have a deeper understanding of these health issues. We have a good understanding of health restrictions for travelling passengers with specific medical conditions.
This service is only available at Top Health Doctors Underwood. Please ring to make an appointment.
Our doctors are officially appointed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) as Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) and are members of The Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM).
Our doctors have undergone specific Aviation Medicine training with the obligatory certifying examination and are awarded The Australian Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine (Associate Professor David Newman, Aviation Medicine Unit, Monash University) and CASA Regulatory Aviation Medicine Certificate (Dr Michael Drane, CASA Principal Medical Officer).
Classes of Aviation Medical Certificates for Licence Types
There are three medical standards relating to the various types of licences held. These three standards relate to Class 1, 2 and 3 Medical Certificates.
|Class 1||All professional technical aircrew of powered aircraft, and is required for issue of Airline Transport Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence, Flight Engineer or Flight Navigator Licences.|
|Class 2||Student Pilot, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot Balloons and Flight Radio Operator Licences.|
|Class 3||Air Traffic Control staff.|
Aviation medicine is a unique field, and is concerned with the interaction between the aviation environment and human physiological and psychological systems. It is a specialised subset of the wider field of occupational medicine. The main emphasis of the Aviation Medicine Unit is on the understanding the implications of exposure to the flight environment on human performance. As such, it is fundamentally concerned with health consequences in pilots, aircrew and aircraft passengers.
Feel free to book an appointment with our Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) on (07) 31330822 or book on line (with link above this page) if you have any issues related to flying or licensing whether you are a pilot, flight crew, air traffic controller or an airline passenger.