You must be the holder of an aviation medical prior to going solo for the first time. This requirement is not usually an issue for 99% of the population however there are several conditions that could medically exclude you from obtaining a medical; your medical validates your permit or license.
Various permits and licenses have different medical categories. A Recreational Pilot Permit requires as a minimum a Category 4 Medical. The Category 4 Medical forms can be obtained through our office and can be completed through your family physician. Once completed bring the completed form to us and we will send it to Transport Canada for processing.
A Private Pilot License requires as a minimum a Category 3 Medical. The Category 3 Medical must be done with an approved Aviation Medical Examiner. A list can be found here. Once the Medical is completed the physician will send it to Transport Canada for processing.
A Commercial Pilot License or higher requires as a minimum a Category 1 Medical. The Category 1 Medical must be done with an approved Aviation Medical Examiner. Once the Medical is completed the physician will send it to Transport Canada for processing.
Transport Canada after processing the information will send you a Medical Certificate as proof of meeting the medical standard. A copy of this Certificate will be taken and kept within your student file here at the school.
Processing times can vary depending upon time of year; for this reason we urge all students to have their medical done once they start your training. Without this Medical Certificate you cannot fly the aircraft by yourself.
The various categories of medicals have different validity times (intervals between renewals) depending upon your age.
|Under 40||Over 40|
|Cat 4||5 yrs||2 yrs|
|Cat 3||5 yrs||2 yrs|
|Cat 1||1 yrs||6 months|
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