PTT Flight Training Centre has links with many AME’s across the north of England; including Dr Justin Carter – BSc MBChB MRCP
Dr Justin Carter is rated to perform EASA Class 1 and Class 2 medical examinations (professional and private pilots), CAA medical examinations and holds a fixed wing pilot licence.
Dr Carter says:
“I’ve been a PPL holder for 14 years and have an elderly but beautiful 1967 Mooney based at Durham Tees Valley Airport. Before that (and with much help!) I completed the build on (and flew) a Europa from Fishburn Airfield.
I’ve had so much pleasure over the years from flying, that I’ve decided to ‘give something back’ by marrying together two of my passions (aviation and medicine) by knuckling down and getting the ‘tickets’ needed to issue medical certificates for local pilots.
As a pilot myself, I know what you’re going through at medical time. I’m balanced and easy going. I won’t find problems where none exist. I want to keep you flying / controlling safely.”
The Medical Examination
If you decide to start flight training, it is advisable to have your pilot medical examination performed at an early stage to confirm that you are fit. Legally, you cannot fly solo until you are in possession of a valid medical certificate. There is nothing worse than having your instructor deciding that you are ready to go solo and then finding that you have to wait to have your medical.
The youngest age at which you can have your pilot medical examination is fifteen years and six months – there is no upper age limit. Each examination comprises a medical questionnaire, physical examination and, if necessary according to the schedule, an ECG and/or audiogram. A urine test is always required.
You should allow between forty-five and ninety minutes for the examination. Unless there are any specific queries, the medical certificate is usually issued at the time of examination.
For further information and to book appointments, please visit Justin’s website – www.pilotmedical.co.uk