JAR Class 1 Medical
Going professional are we?
Passengers prefer it if the pilot that's flying them is not about to adopt an alarmingly slumped posture over the flight controls. For this reason, the class 1 medical requirements are more stringent than class 2.
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If you have never held a class 1 medical before, you will need to get an initial class 1 medical examination done. This is an 'in depth' medical exam, conducted by the friendly folks at the dragons den; CAA headquarters in Gatwick. This lasts around half a day and will cover a broad range of your body's operations.
Not pictured: Your dignity
Once you have passed the initial exam, there will be an annual check-up to attend, to make sure you haven't hideously deteriorated in that time. Once you are above a certain age, and depending on the type of flying you do, this rises to every six months. Shrivelly wallet alert!