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Medical Fitness

The holder of a medical certificate shall be mentally and physically fit to exercise safely the privileges of the applicable licence.

Requirement For Medical Certificate

In order to apply for or to exercise the privileges of a licence, the applicant or holder shall hold a medical certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of CASA Part 67 (Medical) and appropriate to the privileges of the licence.

Aeromedical Disposition

After completion of the examination the applicant shall be advised whether fit, unfit or referred to the authority. The authorized medical examiner (DAME) shall inform the applicant of any condition(s) (medical, operational or otherwise) that may restrict flying training and/or the privileges of any licence issued. In the event that a restricted medical certificate is issued which limits the holder to exercise PIC privileges only when a safety pilot is carried; the authority will give advisory information for use by the safety pilot in determining their function and responsibilities.

Decrease In Medical Fitness

Licence holders or student pilots shall not exercise the privileges of their licences, related ratings or authorizations at any time when they are aware of any decrease in their medical fitness which might render them unable to exercise safely those privileges and they shall without undue delay seek the advice of the authority or DAME when becoming aware of:

  • Hospital or clinic admission for more than 12 hours.
  • Surgical operation or invasive procedure.
  • The regular use of medication.
  • The need for regular use of correcting lenses.

Every holder of a medical certificate issued in accordance with CASA Part 67 (Medical) who is aware of:

  • Any significant personal injury involving incapacity to function as a member of a flight crew, or
  • Any illness involving incapacity to function as a member of a flight crew, or
  • Being pregnant.

In the case of injury or illness the suspension shall be lifted upon the holder being medically examined under arrangements made by the authority and being pronounced fit to function as a member of the flight crew, or upon the authority exempting, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, the holder from the requirement of a medical examination.

And in the case of pregnancy, the suspension may be lifted by the authority for such period and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit and shall cease upon the holder being medically examined under arrangements made by the authority after the pregnancy has ended and being pronounced fit to resume her functions as a member of the flight crew.