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What are the Health Requirements to be a Pilot?
Since to be a pilot is a profession that many people dream of, many people wonder what the necessary requirements to become a pilot, what are the health requirements to be a pilot. We can say that it is the most popular profession of recent times due to the moral satisfaction gained from the work done, the salary received, and the prestige of being a pilot.
There are several methods to achieve your pilot dreams. One of them is the departments of private and state universities that provide piloting training. Besides, pilot training can be obtained by following the academy applications opened by airline companies such as Turkish Airlines and Sunexpress.
Besides all of these, It is possible to be a pilot by getting training from flight schools in Turkey and Europe.
One of the most important requirements to be a pilot is to be physically and mentally healthy. For this reason, this situation is checked with Medical Class 1 and Medical Class 2 health examinations at the beginning of the pilotage training and during the training modules.
Health requirements to be a Pilot differ in different pilot license level authorizations. This does not need to be intimidating, in general terms, if you do not have a major health problem or physical disability, there is no situation that will prevent you from being a pilot.
Medical Class 2 medical report is sufficient for those who want to become a pilot and getting PPL (A) – Private Pilot License training which doesn’t let you for commercial purposes, and also the initial training module of commercial pilot license training. Candidates who meet the requirements by entering the Medical Class 2 examination can apply to the relevant flight school to get the necessary training to be a pilot. Medical Class 2 health certificate should be renewed by going to the examination periodically.
The Validity Periods of the Medical Class 2 Health Certificate are as follows;
- 5 years for Pilots under the age of 40,
- 2 years for Pilots between the ages of 40-50,
- 1 year for Pilots over 50 years old.
Those who want to become a professional commercial pilot must meet the requirements of Class 1 Medical Certificate and obtain the necessary report from a health institution authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority. You can reach the list of Authorized Aviation Medical Centers by clicking our link.
Pilot candidates with Medical Class 2 health certificate can continue their Commercial Pilot License training without any restriction after completing PPL (A) – Private Pilot License training, completing the PIC – Pilot in Command flight hours, and obtaining the Night VFR authorization. Medical Class 1 health certificate should also be renewed by going to the examination periodically.
The Validity Periods of the Medical Class 1 Health Certificate are as follows;
For Pilots Working in Multi Pilot Aircraft;
- 1 year for Pilots under the age of 60,
- It is 6 months for Pilots over 60.
For Pilots Working in Single Pilot Aircraft;
- 1 year for Pilots under the age of 40,
- It is 6 months for Pilots over the age of 40.
Medical Class 1 and Class 2 medical examinations to be carried out under medical health checks are determined by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Turkey. In Europe, on the other hand, EASA is the competent authority in this regard, and detailed information about the subject is available in the PART-MED document. The controls to be made within the scope of the health examination determined by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation were determined in line with PART-MED and SHT-MED was published by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation for this purpose.
Can you be a Pilot with Glasses or Contact Lenses?
The most accurate information on these and similar issues are primarily in the health regulations we have shared with you. Since these regulations are revised in certain periods, the information you will obtain by consulting people may mislead you.
Besides, since the subject includes many medical terms and is sometimes difficult to understand, all candidates who are considering starting such an expensive training process such as pilot training are advised to go to the Authorized Aviation Medical Centers and undergo Medical Class 1-2 examination.
We answer the question by considering the current version of the current legislation. The accuracy of the information should be confirmed by checking the updates that can be made in the legislation after the publication date of our article.
When the relevant articles of the current SHT-MED Aviation Health Instruction are examined, wearing glasses or wearing contact lenses does not constitute an obstacle in terms of being a pilot.
You can visit the Infinitude Aviation web page to get detailed information about the health conditions required to become a pilot and pilot training application conditions or flight training modules, also you can review the article we have published, review our social media posts or call us on our Customer Services number at 0216 706 64 20
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