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Class 1 and 2 Medical for Airline Pilot

Both Class 1 and Class 2 Medical certifications are requirements for commercial pilots, including airline pilots. The Class 1 Medical certification is required for pilots operating large commercial aircraft, while the Class 2 Medical certification is required for pilots operating smaller aircraft, such as charter flights or regional airlines, and for private pilots.

Both certifications involve a thorough medical examination by an authorized aviation medical examiner, including a physical examination, vision and hearing tests, and a medical history review. Pilots need to comply with the aviation regulations and guidelines related to medical certification, undergo periodic medical examinations, and report any changes in their health status to the aviation authorities.

Maintaining both Class 1 and Class 2 Medical certifications is essential for pilots' safety and that of their passengers, as well as for their aviation career advancement. Failure to meet the medical certification requirements can result in the suspension or revocation of the pilot's license and grounding of their flying privileges. By maintaining their medical certifications, pilots can ensure their physical and mental fitness for flying and meet the requirements for their aviation career advancement.

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Overview of - Class 1 and 2 Medical for Airline Pilot

To become an airline pilot, it is essential to have a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate, which is issued by a designated medical examiner authorized by the aviation regulatory authority. In India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is responsible for issuing the medical certificates.
The Class 1 medical certificate is required for airline transport pilots (ATPs) and allows the holder to operate commercial aircraft. This medical certificate is valid for one year for pilots under the age of 40 and six months for pilots over the age of 40. The medical examination includes a physical and mental health check, including vision, hearing, cardiovascular, neurological, and respiratory examinations.
The Class 2 medical certificate is required for student pilots, private pilots, and commercial pilots who operate non-commercial aircraft. This medical certificate is valid for two years for pilots under the age of 40 and one year for pilots over the age of 40. The medical examination includes a physical and mental health check, including vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and neurological examinations.
To obtain a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate, the applicant must meet the medical standards prescribed by the aviation regulatory authority. If the applicant has any medical conditions, they may need to provide additional medical reports or tests to meet the medical standards.

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DGCA Class 2 & Class 1 Medical Test For Pilots | Complete Guide | GOLDEN EPAULETTES AVIATION
Pilots are required to pass medical tests conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India before they can fly. The DGCA is the regulatory body responsible for issuing and monitoring the commercial pilot’s medical certificate. There are two classes of medical tests that must be taken, Class 1 and Class 2.
Class 1 Medical Test
The Class 1 Medical Test is the most stringent of the two and must be taken every 12 months. This test is required for all commercial pilots, including those with the rank of Captain and First Officer. The test includes a physical examination, blood tests, vision tests and an electrocardiogram (ECG). The physical examination checks for any abnormalities that may be present and assesses the overall fitness of the pilot. The blood tests are taken to detect any infections or diseases that may affect the pilot’s ability to fly. The vision tests check for any vision problems and the ECG is used to detect any heart conditions that may be present.
Class 2 Medical Test
The Class 2 Medical Test is less stringent than the Class 1 test and must be taken every 24 months. This test is for all other pilots, including co-pilots and student pilots. The test includes a physical examination, vision tests and an ECG. The physical examination checks for any abnormalities that may be present and assesses the overall fitness of the pilot. The vision tests check for any vision problems and the ECG is used to detect any heart conditions that may be present.
The DGCA requires that all pilots pass the medical tests in order to be issued a valid medical certificate. Pilots must be medically fit in order to fly safely and in compliance with the regulations. The medical tests are an important part of ensuring the safety of passengers and crew.
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Types of DGCA Medicals for Commercial Pilots in India

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India has established rules and regulations that every commercial pilot must adhere to. One of these requirements involves obtaining two types of DGCA Medicals.
The first type of medical is called a DGCA Class II medical. This medical examination is mandatory for every pilot who is flying a non-scheduled aircraft. This exam is also required for those who are flying a scheduled aircraft but are not fulfilling any other pilot duties, such as co-pilot or captain.
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The second type of medical is called a DGCA Class I medical. This medical examination is mandatory for pilots who are flying a scheduled aircraft as a co-pilot or captain. This exam is also required for pilots who are fulfilling any other pilot duties.
Both medicals involve a thorough examination of the pilot's physical and mental health. The exams are conducted by a DGCA-approved medical examiner, who will assess the pilot's vision, hearing, cardiovascular health, respiratory health, and overall fitness to fly.
The DGCA Class II medical is valid for a period of two years, while the DGCA Class I medical is valid for a period of one year. Pilots must undergo these medicals periodically to ensure they are fit to fly commercial aircraft and maintain the safety of passengers and crew.

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DGCA Class II Medical Examination: Requirements for Pilots in India

If you are aspiring to become a commercial pilot in India, obtaining a DGCA Class II medical certificate is the first step in your career. This medical examination is essential for obtaining a Student Pilot License (SPL) and joining a flying school.
To obtain a DGCA Class II medical certificate, you must be mentally and physically fit to exercise safely the privileges of the applicable license. This medical examination is also required for private pilot license holders and those undergoing commercial pilot training.
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The following individuals are required to undergo a Class II medical assessment:
- Private Pilot’s License (Aeroplane & Helicopter)
- Private Pilot’s License (Aeroplane & Helicopter)
- Student Pilot’s Licence (Microlight)
- Student Pilot’s License (Aeroplane)
- Student Pilot’s License (Helicopter)
- Pilot’s Licence (Microlight)
- Student Pilot’s Licence (Balloons)
- Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence (Restricted)
- Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence
- Student Pilot’s Licence (Glider)
The DGCA follows the Standards and Recommended Practices relating to physical and mental requirements, visual requirements, and hearing requirements, as contained in paras 6.4.2, 6.4.3, and 6.4.4 of ICAO Annex 1, respectively. Additionally, the requirements contained in AICs (Medical) displayed on the DGCA website must also be complied with.
A DGCA Class II medical certificate is valid for a period of two years. Pilots must undergo this medical examination periodically to ensure they are mentally and physically fit to exercise the privileges of their license and maintain the safety of passengers and crew.

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Obtaining DGCA Class II Medical Certificate: Step-by-Step Guide

If you are planning to become a commercial pilot in India, obtaining a DGCA Class II medical certificate is a crucial step in your career. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you obtain your Class II medical:
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Step 1: Sign-up on eGCA website

The first step is to visit the eGCA website and sign up. Make sure to read the user manual carefully and fill in your details. You will receive an eGCA login ID, which you should save in a secure place as you will need it in the future.
Visit the DGCA website and go through the list of DGCA-approved medical examiners. Select the doctor who suits you best and contact them to fix an appointment as per your convenience. You can also get the list of Class II doctors approved by DGCA from the medical section of the DGCA website.
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To proceed with the DGCA class 2 medical test, you must first visit the DGCA website and access the list of approved medical examiners. From there, you can select a doctor who suits your needs and schedule an appointment with them at your convenience.
If you want to find a doctor near your city, you can check the updated list of Class 2 Medical Examiners in the medical section of the DGCA website. Once you have made an appointment with the doctor, they will inform you of all the tests you need to undergo during the medical.
The doctor may offer you two choices:
1. You can perform all the required tests at a diagnostic center of your choosing. The diagnostic center must be NABL/NABH approved, and the reports must have the NABL logo. The eye doctor will fill out pages 5-6 of the CA35 form, and the ENT doctor will fill out pages 7-8. Ensure that all doctors have a proper degree in their field, as only a diploma will not be accepted.
2. You can go directly to the DGCA-approved doctor, who will assist you with the diagnosis. Many doctors prefer the first option, so be sure to contact the doctor before proceeding.
Your doctor will inform you of any other formalities that need to be completed, as it varies from doctor to doctor. Once you pass the Class 2 medical test, you will receive your file number within 2-4 weeks.
Remember, it is important to only get your medicals done by DGCA-approved doctors, as any other doctor's medical will not be considered valid under DGCA rules and regulations.

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Medical Requirements and Tests for DGCA Class 2 Pilot License

To become a pilot, you need to meet certain medical requirements, and the Class 2 DGCA Medical Test ensures that you are fit for flying. The following tests are required for DGCA Class 2 Medical Test:
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ECG RESTING
X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW
LIPID PROFILE
KFT
URINE RE ME
BLOOD SUGAR F&PP
Liver Function Test
USG WHOLE ABDOMEN
Here is an explanation of the tests for aspiring pilots:
Eye Test: A color vision test is conducted to check for partial color blindness. Your far-off vision should be 6/6, regardless of displays.
Radiology: 4 X-rays are taken of your chest and sinuses.
Ear Test: A Pure Tone Audiogram is conducted to check if your ear is normal and you can hear the frequencies of sound played through headphones.
ECG: An ECG test is conducted to check for any irregularities in your heartbeat and any blocked arteries.
ENT: This test is conducted to ensure that your ear, nose, and throat are normal.
Blood Test: Blood is drawn to check your TC/DC and hemoglobin level, blood group, and Rh factor (ABO and Rh).
Urine Test: A routine check is conducted to ensure normal sugar and protein levels.
Note: If your BMI is not proportionate, you may need to undergo additional tests.
For female candidates, two additional tests are required: mammography and a USG of the lower abdomen.
It is important to note that all tests must be conducted at a laboratory that is NABL/NABH certified. If not, the DGCA will dismiss your medical trial, and it will not be considered a genuine Class 2 medical.
Although it may seem like a lot, a fit and normal human being can easily pass all the tests.
After completing all the required tests, the doctor will approve your reports, and you will receive the CA-35 certificate immediately. The doctor will then send your application and medical examination reports to the DGCA in Delhi for approval and further processing. Within a month, you will receive your Class II medical assessment.
Once the DGCA receives your Class 2 medical documents, a file will be created in your name, and you will be assigned a file number. Your Class 2 medical assessment and certificate will be uploaded to the eGCA portal. You can download it by logging in with your ID and password or collect your Medical Assessment from the DGCA Medical Cell in Delhi.
When you have an upcoming DGCA Class 2 medical test, it is important to prepare the necessary documents that you need to bring with you. The following are the documents that you should carry on the day of your medical appointment:

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Required Documents for DGCA Class 2 Medical Test

1. Adhaar Card - This serves as your identification card that contains your personal details, including your name, address, and date of birth.
2. 10th Marksheet - This document provides proof of your academic qualifications and serves as evidence of your completion of secondary education.
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3. 12th Marksheet - This is similar to the 10th Marksheet, only that it shows proof of your higher secondary education.
4. Your Photo (PP Size) - A recent passport-sized photograph is required to complete your DGCA Class 2 medical test application.
Having these documents ready and available for submission during your medical appointment will help ensure a smooth and hassle-free process. So, make sure to have them on-hand to avoid any potential delays or complications.
When it comes to the validity of DGCA Class 2 medical certificate, there are different rules for PPL and SPL holders. Here are the details:
1. SPL Holders: Those undergoing flying training in India presently have a validity of 24 months for class 2 and 12 months for class 1 from the date of the last medical examination. This means that they need to revalidate their medical fitness before expiry to continue their training.
2. PPL Holders: The validity for PPL holders remains the same, which is 24 months as before.
3. Those Going Through Flying Preparation Abroad: These individuals would be considered as normal PPL holders and would need to renew their class 2 medical in two years or less. After the expiration of the certificate, they would need to undergo a new Re-Initial Class-2 medical test with the pre-existing file number.
It is important to keep track of the validity of your DGCA Class 2 medical certificate to ensure that you are always medically fit to fly. Make sure to schedule your medical examination ahead of time to avoid any delays in your flying training or certification.

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Fee/Expenses for DGCA Class 2 Medical:

When it comes to pursuing a career in aviation, there are certain requirements and regulations that need to be met to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers. One such requirement is the DGCA Class 2 Medical examination, which is essential for all pilots. This medical examination is carried out by DGCA-approved doctors and there are certain expenses that are associated with it.
There are two options available for pilots when it comes to the medical examination. The first option is to get the medical examination done from an airforce hospital, which would typically cost around 3000 to 4000 Rs. The second option is to get the medical examination done from an approved private hospital, which would cost around 6000 to 8000 Rs.
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After submitting the relevant papers for the Class 2 clinical examination to DGCA, it is important to keep track of the progress of the evaluation. To do this, you can visit the eGCA website and check the status of your evaluation. This will allow you to stay informed of any updates or changes that may occur during the evaluation process.
It is important to note that the evaluation process typically takes a minimum of 4 weeks to complete. During this time, the DGCA-approved doctors will carry out various tests and assessments to ensure that the pilot meets the required standards for mental and physical fitness.
Once the evaluation is complete, you can visit the Medical Cell to obtain your medical assessments. These assessments are essential for obtaining a Class 2 DGCA Medical Assessment, which is required for those pursuing a career as a pilot.

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DGCA Class I Medical Examination:

For those pursuing a career as commercial pilots, obtaining a Class I medical certificate is essential. This certificate is granted to pilots who are deemed to be mentally and physically fit to exercise the privileges associated with their license. However, before applying for a Class I medical certificate, it is important to first obtain a Class 2 DGCA Medical Assessment.
Once you have obtained your Class 2 DGCA Medical Assessment, you can apply for a Class I medical certificate. It is important to note that this certificate can only be obtained from DGCA Medical Centers. To book an appointment for your Class I medical examination, you can apply directly on the eGCA Portal.
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During the medical examination, various tests and assessments will be carried out to ensure that the pilot meets the required standards for mental and physical fitness. This includes checks on vision, hearing, cardiovascular health, and other factors that may impact the pilot's ability to safely operate an aircraft.
Overall, obtaining a Class I medical certificate is an important step in pursuing a career as a commercial pilot. By ensuring that pilots are in good health and physically fit, airlines can help to ensure the safety of their passengers and crew.
Class 1 Medical certification is required for pilots engaged in commercial air operations, including instructing on light aircraft and flying for an airline. This group of pilots must meet high medical standards, as they are responsible for the safety of the traveling public. Pilots who hold an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), or Flight Engineer Licence (F/E) are required to hold a Class 1 Medical certificate.
The medical examination for Class 1 certification is more rigorous than that for Class 2 certification, as it assesses a broader range of medical conditions and factors that may impact the pilot's ability to safely operate an aircraft. This includes assessments of cardiovascular health, neurological function, and psychological well-being.
Overall, obtaining a Class 1 Medical certificate is an essential requirement for those pursuing a career as commercial pilots. By meeting the high medical standards required for this certification, pilots can help to ensure the safety of passengers and crew while flying domestically and internationally.

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Requirements for DGCA Class 1 Medical: What Aircrew Need to Know

To be eligible for the DGCA Class 1 medical, aircrew must be at least 17 years old and above to undergo the Class-I Initial Medical Examination. In addition to this, aircrew must carry several important documents and items when attending the exam.
Firstly, aircrew must present a copy of their last Medical Assessment and CA-35. They must also carry two passport-sized photographs, and a photo ID, preferably their flying license. If the aircrew wears spectacles, they must bring their spectacles and a copy of their prescription for spectacles.
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If required, the aircrew must also present a NOC for delayed/ early/ special medical issued by DGCA. Any specialist opinion/ report/ certificate/ opinion that was asked for in the previous medical examination(s) must also be presented.
Original investigation reports must be presented as mentioned. In cases of Initial/ Re-initial medical examination and other medical examinations (Renewal/ Review after TU/ Special), aircrew must carry 02 copies of CA form 34 & 35.
The aircrew must also present the receipt of online deposit of DGCA Medical Licensing Fee (as applicable) in two copies. It is important to use the Bharatkosh portal for the depositing fee, and the user guide available on the website should be read carefully.
Lastly, a list of investigations to be carried out for the Class-I Medical Examination is appended. However, based on history/ clinical examination, any other investigation/ opinion/ report may be requested by the IAF center/Medical Examiner to conclude medical fitness. It is important to note that an additional amount will be charged for investigations done at Air Force Medical Centres.
Obtaining a Class 1 medical certificate is a crucial step for aspiring commercial pilots. It is mandatory for pilots to hold a Class 1 medical certificate to operate as a commercial pilot. The medical assessment process for obtaining a Class 1 medical certificate is a rigorous one and involves several steps.
The first step in the process is to determine whether the medical required is an initial or a renewal medical. An initial medical is conducted when a person with a valid Class 2 medical certificate applies for the first time for a Class 1 medical certificate. In addition, if the last medical certificate date (Class 1) is more than two years old, a fresh initial medical certificate is required.
The Class 1 medical assessment is to be conducted only at any of the Indian Air Force Boarding Centers, which include IAM, IAF Bangalore, AFCME New Delhi, MEC(E) Jorhat, 11 Air Force Hospital Hindon, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore (CHAF’B’) and 7 Air Force Hospital. However, prior approval from the Medical Directorate is necessary.
The medical assessment involves a thorough physical examination, including an eye test, hearing test, electrocardiogram (ECG), and blood and urine tests. The examination also assesses the pilot's mental and emotional health, including their ability to cope with stress and fatigue.
The medical examination evaluates the pilot's medical history, including any prior surgeries or illnesses, and any medications they are currently taking. The examination also assesses the pilot's fitness to fly, including the ability to perform essential tasks, such as controlling the aircraft and responding to emergencies.
Once the medical assessment is complete, the results are forwarded to the Medical Directorate for review. If the pilot meets the medical requirements, they are issued a Class 1 medical certificate. However, if the pilot does not meet the medical requirements, they may be required to undergo further medical evaluation and treatment to address any medical concerns.
In conclusion, obtaining a Class 1 medical certificate is a critical step for aspiring commercial pilots. The medical assessment process involves a thorough physical examination, medical history evaluation, and mental and emotional health assessment. The process is rigorous and requires prior approval from the Medical Directorate. However, once the pilot meets the medical requirements, they are issued a Class 1 medical certificate, allowing them to operate as a commercial pilot.

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Renewing a Class 1 medical certificate is a mandatory requirement for commercial pilots to continue operating as pilots. It is important to note that Class 1 medical assessments are valid for one year for individuals less than 40 years of age in Multi-crew Commercial Air Transport Operations, while it is valid for six months for individuals above 40 years of age in Single crew commercial air transport operations.
According to Para 5 of CAR 7 Series C Part I Issue II dated 12/10/17 (Revision 5, 5th Apr 21), the renewal of a medical examination can be done anytime from one month before the date of expiry of the validity of Medical Assessment to the date of expiry of validity. However, if the renewal is conducted earlier or later than that, a NOC (No Objection Certificate) is required.
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A renewal Class 1 medical examination can be conducted after the expiry of the validity of the previous examination, but not beyond two years since the date of the last medical examination. In addition, a NOC is required for the renewal medical examination.
The NOC form is available in the Procedure & Training Manual, which is available on DGCA websites as Annexure ‘D’. It is important to note that applications for NOC are only to be made after obtaining a confirmed appointment date from DGCA.
Renewal medical examinations are conducted at any of the Air Force Medical Examination Centres and by DGCA empanelled Class 1 Examiners, whose list is available below.
It is important to note that renewal medical examinations are mandatory at IAM, AFCME, MEC(E), 11 Air Force Hospital (11 AFH), Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore (CHAF’B’), and 7 Air Force Hospital (7 AFH). This information can be found in Para 3.1.1 of CAR 7 Series C Part I Issue II dated 12/10/17 (Revision 5, 5th Apr 21).
In conclusion, renewing a Class 1 medical certificate is a mandatory requirement for commercial pilots to continue operating as pilots. The renewal process involves undergoing a thorough medical examination conducted by Air Force Medical Examination Centres and DGCA empanelled Class 1 Examiners. It is important to adhere to the renewal guidelines to avoid any disruptions in the operation of commercial flights.

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Appointment and Previous Medical Record Forwarding for Aviation Medical Examinations

When it comes to getting a medical examination for aviation purposes, it is important to know the steps involved in the process. One of these steps is seeking an appointment for the medical examination and forwarding any previous medical records (PMR) to the appropriate authorities. This process can vary depending on whether the examination is being conducted at an IAF Centre or a Civil Centre with a Class 1 Examiner.
For those seeking a medical examination at an IAF Centre, it is important to identify the type of medical required before seeking an appointment. Once this has been established, it is recommended to seek an appointment well in advance, taking into account the time required for granting appointments and forwarding PMR from DGCA. The appointment can be requested through email on [email protected], and the procedure for doing so can be found on the DGCA website under the Personnel/Medical section.
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On the other hand, those seeking a medical examination at a Civil Centre with a Class 1 Examiner can contact the centers or examiners directly at the addresses provided. It is important to note that PMR forwarding is not required for Class 1 initial medicals which are to be conducted at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, Apollo Hospital in Chennai, by Class 1 Medical Examiners, or at Air Force Medical Examination Centres (except IAM/AFCME/MEC(E)/11AFH/CHAF’B/7AFH).
It is essential to keep in mind that the appointment and PMR forwarding process can take time, so it is advisable to plan accordingly. In addition, it is important to ensure that all required documentation, such as identification proof and medical history, is in order and ready to be presented at the time of the examination.
Overall, seeking an appointment and forwarding PMR are important steps in the medical examination process for aviation purposes. By following the appropriate procedures and planning ahead, individuals can ensure a smooth and efficient process towards obtaining the necessary medical certification.
After submitting your previous medical records (PMR) for an aviation medical examination, it is important to keep track of its status and assessment. PMR files are forwarded to IAF Centres two to three weeks before the date of the appointment, even if the applications are received early. If you have any queries regarding your PMR file number, its status, assessment, or need to update any address, details, or name, you can contact the SO Medical Cell at DGCA HQ at 01124622500 Extn 453/526. Alternatively, you can visit the office or authorize a representative to do so on your behalf.
For collecting your medical assessment on public days from Med Date at DGCA, you can visit on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1400h to 1730h. Additionally, you can liaise with your concerned airline representatives as they visit Medical Date on a daily basis.
After submitting your previous medical records (PMR) for an aviation medical examination, it is important to keep track of its status and assessment. PMR files are forwarded to IAF Centres two to three weeks before the date of the appointment, even if the applications are received early. If you have any queries regarding your PMR file number, its status, assessment, or need to update any address, details, or name, you can contact the SO Medical Cell at DGCA HQ at 01124622500 Extn 453/526. Alternatively, you can visit the office or authorize a representative to do so on your behalf.
If you have any queries regarding taking an appointment or the status of your medical appointment, you can contact the authorities on 01124622500 Extn 526 or email [email protected]. Once you have confirmed the appointment, you can apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC), which should be sent with the Last Valid Medical Assessment issued by DGCA to [email protected].
For collecting your medical assessment on public days from Med Date at DGCA, you can visit on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1400h to 1730h. Additionally, you can liaise with your concerned airline representatives as they visit Medical Date on a daily basis.
It is essential to keep track of the PMR status and assessment to ensure a smooth process towards obtaining the necessary medical certification. By liaising with the concerned authorities and keeping up-to-date, individuals can avoid any delays or complications in the process.
Aircrew who need to undergo any type of medical examination, including Re-initial, Delayed, Early, Post-TU or Special Medicals, must obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Medical Date of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in New Delhi.

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How to Obtain an NOC

To obtain an NOC, the aircrew must fill out the NOC form, which is available in the Procedure & Training Manual as Annexure ‘D’. The form must be completed in full.
Aircrew may only apply for an NOC after obtaining a confirmed appointment from the DGCA HQs (Medical Dte). The application must be sent with the DGCA-issued Last Valid Medical Assessment to [email protected].
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The NOC is an important document that must be obtained before any medical examination. It indicates that the aircrew is fit to undergo the examination and that there are no medical concerns that could pose a risk to their safety or the safety of others. The NOC is also necessary for maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.

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Initial Medical Examination Centers: Where to Get Your DGCA Class 1 Medical Exam

If you're looking to obtain a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate, you will need to undergo an initial medical examination. This examination is conducted at eight different centers, including six Indian Air Force Boarding Centers and two Civil Hospitals. Below are the details of the examination centers:
1. Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bengaluru: This center is located in Bengaluru and is run by the Indian Air Force.
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2. Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi: This center is located in New Delhi and is run by the Indian Air Force.
3. Institute of Aviation Medicine, Pune: This center is located in Pune and is run by the Indian Air Force.
4. Air Force Hospital, Kanpur: This center is located in Kanpur and is run by the Indian Air Force.
5. Air Force Hospital, Jorhat: This center is located in Jorhat and is run by the Indian Air Force.
6. Air Force Hospital, Hindan: This center is located in Hindan and is run by the Indian Air Force.
7. Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon: This center is located in Gurgaon and is a civil hospital.
8. Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad: This center is located in Hyderabad and is a civil hospital.
These centers are equipped to carry out all the necessary medical tests required for the DGCA Class 1 medical examination. They have trained medical personnel who will conduct the examination and issue the necessary certification if you meet the required medical standards.
In conclusion, if you're looking to obtain a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate, make sure to visit one of these eight centers for your initial medical examination. They are all equipped to provide you with the necessary medical tests and certifications required for your aviation career.
If you already hold a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate and it's time for renewal, you can get your medical examination done at one of the 23 centers run by the Indian Air Force or at one of the 37 DGCA empanelled Class 1 Medical Examiners. The list of centers is as follows:
Indian Air Force Centers:
1. Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bengaluru
2. Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi
3. Institute of Aviation Medicine, Pune
4. Air Force Hospital, Kanpur
5. Air Force Hospital, Jorhat
6. Air Force Hospital, Hindan
7. Air Force Hospital, Kalaikunda
8. Air Force Hospital, Bihta
9. Air Force Hospital, Tambaram
10. Air Force Hospital, Srinagar
11. Air Force Hospital, Udhampur
12. Air Force Hospital, Leh
13. Air Force Hospital, Shillong
14. Air Force Hospital, Chabua
15. Air Force Hospital, Tezpur
16. Air Force Hospital, Gorakhpur
17. Air Force Hospital, Barrackpore
18. Air Force Hospital, Jalahalli
19. Air Force Hospital, Kheria
20. Air Force Hospital, Chandigarh
21. Air Force Hospital, Sulur
22. Air Force Hospital, Thanjavur
23. Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore
1. Dr. Ashok Seth, New Delhi
2. Dr. Vinod Khetrapal, Gurgaon
3. Dr. (Mrs.) Ritu Sethi, New Delhi
4. Dr. (Mrs.) Seema Garg, New Delhi
5. Dr. Pradeep Kumar, New Delhi
6. Dr. Suresh Jain, New Delhi
7. Dr. R.K. Singal, New Delhi
8. Dr. R.K. Sharma, New Delhi
9. Dr. R.C. Bhatt, New Delhi
10. Dr. R.K. Khanna, New Delhi
11. Dr. S.K. Chhabra, New Delhi
12. Dr. S.K. Singh, New Delhi
13. Dr. S.K. Malhotra, New Delhi
14. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, New Delhi
15. Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta, New Delhi
16. Dr. Rajiv Bajaj, New Delhi
17. Dr. A.K. Bhatia, New Delhi
18. Dr. O.P. Gupta, New Delhi
19. Dr. V.K. Goyal, New Delhi
20. Dr. S.K. Sharma, New Delhi
21. Dr. Rajiv Sharma, New Delhi
22. Dr. R.K. Srivastava, New Delhi
23. Dr. (Mrs.) Gurmeet Kaur, New Delhi
24. Dr. Rajiv Garg, New Delhi
25. Dr. Anup Kumar, Gurgaon
26. Dr. Anil Bansal, Chandigarh
27. Dr. A.K. Singh, Hyderabad
28. Dr. Anil Gupta, Hyderabad
29. Dr. R.K. Singh, Hyderabad
30. Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Hyderabad
31. Dr. S. Venkata Ramaiah, Hyderabad
32. Dr. S.K. Khandelwal, Mumbai
33. Dr. P.M. Pawar, Mumbai
34. Dr. P.R. Desai, Mumbai
35. Dr. (Mrs.) V.R. Desai, Mumbai
36. Dr. (Mrs.) N. Agrawal, Mumbai
37. Dr. V.G. Vaidya, Mumbai
These centers are equipped to carry out all the necessary medical tests required for the renewal of your DGCA Class 1 medical certificate. They have trained medical personnel who will conduct the examination and issue the necessary certification if you meet the required medical standards.
In conclusion, if you need to renew your DGCA Class 1 medical certificate, make sure to visit one of these centers for your medical examination. They are all equipped to provide you with the necessary medical tests and certifications required for your aviation career.

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DGCA Class 1 Medical Examiners (Civil Doctors): Who Can Conduct Your Medical Examination

If you're looking to obtain or renew a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate, you will need to undergo a medical examination conducted by a DGCA empanelled Class 1 Medical Examiner. There are 37 such examiners who are civil doctors, and they are listed below:
1. Dr. Ashok Seth, New Delhi
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2. Dr. Vinod Khetrapal, Gurgaon
3. Dr. (Mrs.) Ritu Sethi, New Delhi
4. Dr. (Mrs.) Seema Garg, New Delhi
5. Dr. Pradeep Kumar, New Delhi
6. Dr. Suresh Jain, New Delhi
7. Dr. R.K. Singal, New Delhi
8. Dr. R.K. Sharma, New Delhi
9. Dr. R.C. Bhatt, New Delhi
10. Dr. R.K. Khanna, New Delhi
11. Dr. S.K. Chhabra, New Delhi
12. Dr. S.K. Singh, New Delhi
13. Dr. S.K. Malhotra, New Delhi
14. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, New Delhi
15. Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta, New Delhi
16. Dr. Rajiv Bajaj, New Delhi
17. Dr. A.K. Bhatia, New Delhi
18. Dr. O.P. Gupta, New Delhi
19. Dr. V.K. Goyal, New Delhi
20. Dr. S.K. Sharma, New Delhi
21. Dr. Rajiv Sharma, New Delhi
22. Dr. R.K. Srivastava, New Delhi
23. Dr. (Mrs.) Gurmeet Kaur, New Delhi
24. Dr. Rajiv Garg, New Delhi
25. Dr. Anup Kumar, Gurgaon
26. Dr. Anil Bansal, Chandigarh
27. Dr. A.K. Singh, Hyderabad
28. Dr. Anil Gupta, Hyderabad
29. Dr. R.K. Singh, Hyderabad
30. Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Hyderabad
31. Dr. S. Venkata Ramaiah, Hyderabad
32. Dr. S.K. Khandelwal, Mumbai
33. Dr. P.M. Pawar, Mumbai
34. Dr. P.R. Desai, Mumbai
35. Dr. (Mrs.) V.R. Desai, Mumbai
36. Dr. (Mrs.) N. Agrawal, Mumbai
37. Dr. V.G. Vaidya, Mumbai
These examiners have been empanelled by the DGCA to conduct medical examinations and issue medical certificates to those who meet the required medical standards. They are trained medical professionals who have the necessary expertise and experience to carry out the medical examination required for obtaining or renewing a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate.
In conclusion, if you're looking to obtain or renew a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate, make sure to visit one of these 37 DGCA empanelled Class 1 Medical Examiners. They are all equipped to provide you with the necessary medical tests and certifications required for your aviation career.
The DGCA Class 1 Renewal Medical Examination is conducted at 23 Indian Air Force centers and 37 DGCA empanelled Class 1 Medical Examiners. The following is a list of the centers:
Indian Air Force Centers:
1. Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bengaluru
2. Institute of Aviation Medicine, New Delhi
3. Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi
4. Air Force Hospital, Kanpur
5. Air Force Hospital, Jorhat
6.  Air Force Hospital, Bangalore
7. Air Force Hospital, Hindan
8. Air Force Hospital, Pune
9. Air Force Hospital, Coimbatore
10. Air Force Hospital, Guwahati
11. Air Force Hospital, Chandigarh
12. Air Force Hospital, Hakimpet
13. Air Force Hospital, Tambaram
14. Air Force Hospital, Srinagar
15. Air Force Hospital, Kalaikunda
16. Air Force Hospital, Suratgarh
17. Air Force Hospital, Gorakhpur
18. Air Force Hospital, Salua
19. Air Force Hospital, Jammu
20. Air Force Hospital, Chabua
21. Air Force Hospital, Shillong
22. Air Force Hospital, Leh
23. Air Force Hospital, Bareilly
There are 37 DGCA empanelled Class 1 Medical Examiners across India. The list of examiners can be found on the DGCA website.
Appointments for medical examinations at Indian Air Force Boarding Centres can now be made online through the eGCA portal on the DGCA website. The service is available for Initial, Renewal, Special, and Post TU medical examinations. The appointment slots for each IAF Boarding Centre have been approved by the Air Headquarters. The service began on June 9, 2022, and appointment slots are available from August 1, 2022, onwards.
If you're planning to become a pilot, you'll need to obtain a Class 1 medical certificate as it is mandatory for commercial pilots. A Class 1 medical certificate follows the most stringent medical standards, and you will need to undergo a thorough examination of your physical and mental health. Here's what the examination entails:
Family Medical History: The doctor will ask you about any illnesses that run in your family, such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. This information is crucial as some diseases have a genetic component.
Your Medical History: You'll be asked about any illnesses or medical conditions that you have had in the past. If you have experienced any significant illnesses, you must bring reports from your family doctor or specialist.
Hearing Test: Your ears will be tested in various ways to determine your ability to identify the intensity and direction of sound accurately.
Eyesight Test: Many people are concerned about this test, but you are allowed to wear glasses or corrective lenses. Your vision must be at least 6/6 in the test, with or without glasses. Severe color blindness may result in rejection.
Blood and Urine Test: You'll need to provide blood and urine samples to check for any underlying medical conditions.
Blood Pressure and Electrocardiogram (ECG) Test: Your blood pressure will be checked, and you'll undergo an electrocardiogram to examine your heart's electrical activity.
Physical Examination: You will undergo a thorough physical examination to check for any signs of illness or injury.
Mental Health History: You'll be asked about your mental health history to determine if you have any conditions that may impact your ability to fly safely.
Lung Function Test: This test will assess your lung capacity and function.
Haemoglobin Blood Test: This test will check your blood's oxygen-carrying capacity.
STI Test and Urine Test: You'll need to provide a urine sample to check for sexually transmitted infections.
In conclusion, obtaining a Class 1 medical certificate requires a comprehensive examination of your physical and mental health. By meeting these requirements, you'll be on your way to pursuing your aviation dreams.

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Common Recommendations for Class 1 Medical Certification

If you're applying for a Class 1 medical certificate, there are some common recommendations you may receive during your examination. These recommendations are designed to help you maintain your health and ensure that you can safely exercise the privileges of your license. Here are some of the most common recommendations:
Wear bifocal or look-over glasses while flying and carry a spare set of spectacles.
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Reduce weight through diet control, regular exercise, and lifestyle modifications.
Get regular check-ups with various medical tests such as Hb, TLC, DLC, Urine RE/ME, ECG (R), USG abdomen, LFT & RFT, LFT with enzymes, executive report on hearing performance while flying, blood sugar F/PP, HbA1C & lipid profile, 2D Echo of heart, chest X-ray (PA view), serum PSA and opinion of Urologist, OCT, RNFL, and VHF 30-2 reports, ORB scan, Polysomnography and opinion of Pulmonologist, OGTT and HbA1C reports, T3, T4, and TSH Report, and Pure Tone Audiogram.
Use earplug defenders in a noisy environment.
Change glasses as needed.
Undergo a TMT (Treadmill Test) at your next review.
These recommendations may vary depending on your individual health needs and the results of your medical examination. It's important to follow these recommendations to ensure that you maintain your health and can continue to fly safely.
If you're applying for a DGCA Class 1 medical certificate, it's important to know how long the certification is valid for. The validity of the certification depends on your age and the type of commercial air transport operation you're involved with.
For persons less than 40 years of age in multi-crew commercial air transport operations, the Class 1 medical assessment is valid for one year. This means that you'll need to undergo a medical examination every year to maintain your certification.
For persons above 40 years of age involved in single-crew commercial air transport operations, the Class 1 medical assessment is valid for six months. This means that you'll need to undergo a medical examination every six months to maintain your certification.
It's important to note that the validity of your Class 1 medical certification may be affected by any medical conditions that you have. If you have a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment or monitoring, your certification may be valid for a shorter period of time. It's essential to disclose any medical conditions or treatments to the medical examiner during your examination.
In conclusion, the validity of your DGCA Class 1 medical certification depends on your age and the type of commercial air transport operation you're involved with. It's essential to undergo regular medical examinations to maintain your certification and disclose any medical conditions or treatments to the medical examiner.

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Understanding the NOC for Class 1 Medical

The Class 1 Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for pilots and other flight crew members to ensure their fitness for flying. To obtain a Class 1 Medical certificate, one must undergo a thorough medical examination conducted by a DGCA-approved Civil Medical Centre. However, in some cases, an individual may need to undergo an early or delayed medical examination, for which a No Objection Certificate (NOC) is required.
An NOC is a legal document that confirms an organization, institute, or individual's no objection to the details mentioned in the document. In the case of Class 1 Medical, an NOC is required when an individual needs to undergo an early or delayed medical examination.
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To obtain an NOC for Class 1 Medical, the individual must fill the NOC form available in the eGCA Portal. The application for NOC must be made only after obtaining a confirmed appointment and sent along with the Last Valid Medical Assessment issued by DGCA at Class 1 Civil Medical Centres such as Nanavati Hospital and Apollo Hospital.

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Procedure for obtaining an early/delayed medical examination NOC

The procedure for obtaining an NOC for an early/delayed medical examination is covered in Flight Crew Licensing Circular (FCLC). The Issue of NOC for delayed medical examination beyond the validity period specified in FCL 3/2008 can be collected by hand after three working days from the date of submission of the application at DGCA. If the individual fails to collect the application, it will be posted to the individual after seven days.
In conclusion, obtaining an NOC for Class 1 Medical is a crucial step in case an individual needs to undergo an early or delayed medical examination. By following the necessary procedures, one can obtain an NOC with ease and ensure that they meet the fitness requirements for flying.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducts medical examinations to ensure the fitness of pilots and other crew members for flying. For Class 2 Medical, the duration of the examination may vary depending on several factors. Let's take a closer look at how long it takes to complete a DGCA Class 2 Medical examination and the validity of the Class 1 Medical certificate.
On average, the entire process of completing a DGCA Class 2 Medical examination may take around two to four weeks. However, the duration may vary depending on several factors such as the availability of appointments at the approved Civil Medical Centers, the time taken to process the relevant papers at the DGCA, and other medical conditions that may require further evaluation.
The DGCA advises civil pilots that the issue of medical assessments for Class 1 Medical Examinations takes a minimum period of eight weeks after the receipt of relevant papers at DGCA. Medical assessments are also displayed on the DGCA website. Civil aircrew is advised to check up on the status of their evaluation on the website before visiting the Medical Cell for the issue of Class 1 medical assessments.

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Validity of Class 1 Medical Certificate

The validity of the Class 1 Medical certificate varies for individuals based on their age and the type of commercial air transport operations they perform. For persons below 40 years of age in multi-crew commercial air transport operations, the Class 1 Medical assessment is valid for one year. For persons above 40 years of age in single-crew commercial air transport operations, the Class 1 Medical assessment is valid for six months. It is crucial to renew the medical certificate before its expiry to continue performing flight operations.
In conclusion, completing a DGCA Class 2 Medical examination may take around two to four weeks, depending on several factors. The validity of the Class 1 Medical certificate varies for individuals based on their age and type of commercial air transport operations. It is essential to keep track of the expiry date of the medical certificate and renew it before its expiry to continue performing flight operations.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducts medical examinations to ensure the fitness of pilots and other crew members for flying. The Class 1 Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for individuals who wish to obtain a commercial pilot license. Let's take a closer look at the fee/cost for DGCA Class 1 Medical.

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What is the fee/cost for DGCA Class 1 Medical?

The Class 1 medical examiner may collect reasonable charges for specialist consultation(s), all medical tests, administrative, and postage/handling charges. The fee/cost for DGCA Class 1 Medical examination varies depending on several factors such as the location of the Civil Medical Centre, the type of tests required, and the specialist consultation fees.
On average, it may cost around Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 for a DGCA Class 1 Medical examination. However, it is essential to note that the fees may vary depending on the location and other factors that may affect the cost.
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In conclusion, the fee/cost for DGCA Class 1 Medical examination may vary depending on several factors. The Class 1 medical examiner may collect reasonable charges for specialist consultation(s), all medical tests, administrative, and postage/handling charges. On average, it may cost around Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 for a DGCA Class 1 Medical examination. Individuals must be aware of the fees charged by the approved Civil Medical Centre and prepare accordingly to complete the medical examination.
If you have any queries related to medical issues concerning aviation, the Medical Directorate of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is at your service. You can contact them at the following numbers: 011-24622495 Extension 453 / 526 / 312/ 516 or 01124610629. You can also send a fax at 01124610629.
The Medical Directorate of the DGCA is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the medical fitness standards of pilots and other aviation personnel. They also issue medical certificates to those who meet the required medical standards. The medical cell of the DGCA is a vital link between aviation personnel and the authorities, and they are always available to help with any queries or concerns related to medical issues in aviation.
If you have any doubts regarding the medical requirements for obtaining a pilot's license or renewing a medical certificate, you can contact the medical cell of the DGCA. They will be able to guide you through the process and provide you with the necessary information.
In conclusion, if you have any queries related to medical issues in aviation, do not hesitate to contact the DGCA Medical Cell. They are always available to assist you and provide you with the necessary guidance and support.
1. Who requires a Class 2 Medical Assessment?
Commercial pilots who operate non-transport aircraft require Class 2 Medical Assessment.
2. How to obtain Class II Medical?
The steps to obtain Class II Medical are as follows:
Step 1: Fill up the Form 23 online.
Step 2: Pay the fees online.
Step 3: Book an appointment at the DGCA examination center.
Step 4: Undergo the medical examination.
Step 5: Collect the medical certificate.
3. What are the DGCA Class 2 medical requirements?
The DGCA Class 2 medical requirements are as follows:
- The applicant should be of sound physical and mental health.
- The applicant should not have any medical condition that could lead to sudden incapacitation.
- The applicant should have normal vision, hearing, and cardiovascular function.
- The applicant should not suffer from any contagious diseases.
4. What documents are required for DGCA Class 2 Medical?
The documents required for DGCA Class 2 Medical are as follows:
- A copy of the Form 23.
- A copy of the online fee payment receipt.
- A government-issued ID proof.
5. What is the validity of Class 2 Medical Certificate?
The validity of Class 2 Medical Certificate is two years.
6. What is the fee/expenses for DGCA Class 2 Medical?
The fee for DGCA Class 2 Medical is Rs. 1000.
7. How long does it take to complete DGCA Class 2 medical?
The entire process of DGCA Class 2 medical takes around 2-3 hours.
8. Who requires Class 1 Medical?
Commercial pilots who operate transport aircraft require Class 1 Medical.
9. What are the requirements for DGCA Class 1 medical?
The requirements for DGCA Class 1 medical are more stringent than Class 2 medical. The applicant should meet the following requirements:
- The applicant should be of sound physical and mental health.
- The applicant should not have any medical condition that could lead to sudden incapacitation.
- The applicant should have normal vision, hearing, and cardiovascular function.
- The applicant should not suffer from any contagious diseases.
- The applicant should not have any medical history of psychiatric illness, substance abuse, or drug dependence.
10. How to obtain Class I Medical?
The steps to obtain Class I Medical are as follows:
Step 1: Initial Medical or Renewal Medical.
Step 2: Appointment & Previous Medical Record (PMR) Forwarding.
Step 3: PMR Status Query.
Step 4: No Objection Certificate (NOC).
11. What are the Initial Medical Examination Centers?
The Initial Medical Examination Centers are as follows:
- Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore.
- Institute of Aviation Medicine, Delhi.
- Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Delhi.
- Air Force Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore.
12. What are the Renewal Medical Examination Centers?
The Renewal Medical Examination Centers are as follows:
- Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore.
- Institute of Aviation Medicine, Delhi.
- Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Delhi.
- Air Force Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore.
- Other medical centers authorized by DGCA.
13. Who are the DGCA Class I Medical Examiners (Civil Doctors)?
The DGCA Class I Medical Examiners (Civil Doctors) are registered medical practitioners who have undergone a special training course conducted by the DGCA.
14. How to get an appointment for Class 1 Medical?
To get an appointment for Class 1 Medical, the applicant can either contact the medical examination center directly or book an appointment online through the DGCA website.
15. What are the Class 1 Medical Requirements?
The Class 1 Medical Requirements are more stringent than Class 2 Medical. The applicant should meet the following requirements:
- The applicant should be of sound physical and mental health.
- The applicant should not have any medical condition that could lead to sudden incapacitation.
- The applicant should have normal vision, hearing, and cardiovascular function.
- The applicant should not suffer from any contagious diseases.
- The applicant should not have any medical history of psychiatric illness, substance abuse, or drug dependence.
- The applicant should have a minimum of 6/6 vision in each eye separately.
16. What is the validity of DGCA Class 1 medical?
The validity of DGCA Class 1 medical is one year for applicants below the age of 40 and six months for applicants above the age of 40.
17. What is NOC for Class 1 medical?
NOC stands for No Objection Certificate. It is a certificate issued by the DGCA to commercial pilots who have undergone the Class 1 Medical Examination and have been found fit to fly.
18. How long does it take to complete DGCA Class 1 medical?
The entire process of DGCA Class 1 medical takes around 2-3 days.
19. What is the validity of Class 1 Medical Certificate?
The validity of Class 1 Medical Certificate is one year for applicants below the age of 40 and six months for applicants above the age of 40.
20. What is the fee/cost for DGCA Class 1 Medical?
The fee for DGCA Class 1 Medical is Rs. 5000.
21. How to contact DGCA Medical Cell?
The DGCA Medical Cell can be contacted through the following ways:
- Email: medicalcell[AT]dgca[DOT]gov[DOT]in
- Phone: 011-24622495
- Fax: 011-24622495
22. What is the role of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)?
DGCA is the regulatory body in India responsible for regulating and overseeing civil aviation activities in the country.
23. What is the purpose of DGCA medical examinations?
The purpose of DGCA medical examinations is to ensure that pilots are medically fit to carry out their duties safely and efficiently.
24. Who conducts DGCA medical examinations?
DGCA medical examinations are conducted by authorized medical examiners who have undergone training and certification from DGCA.
25. What medical conditions can disqualify a pilot from flying?
Medical conditions that can disqualify a pilot from flying include but are not limited to heart disease, epilepsy, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and certain visual impairments.
26. Can a pilot with a medical condition appeal against DGCA’s decision to disqualify them from flying?
Yes, a pilot with a medical condition can appeal against DGCA’s decision to disqualify them from flying by submitting additional medical reports or undergoing further medical examinations.
27. What is the role of a medical certificate in aviation?
A medical certificate is a document that certifies that a pilot is medically fit to carry out their duties and responsibilities as per aviation regulations.
28. Can a pilot fly without a valid medical certificate?
No, a pilot cannot fly without a valid medical certificate as it is mandatory for maintaining aviation safety.
29. What are the consequences of flying without a valid medical certificate?
Flying without a valid medical certificate can lead to suspension or revocation of the pilot’s license and legal consequences.
30. How often do pilots need to renew their medical certificate?
Pilots need to renew their medical certificate once every year or every six months depending on their age and the type of aircraft they operate.
31. Can a pilot with a medical condition fly with certain restrictions?
Yes, a pilot with a medical condition can fly with certain restrictions if they are deemed fit to do so by DGCA and their medical examiner.
32. What are the different classes of medical certificates issued by DGCA?
DGCA issues two classes of medical certificates- Class 1 for commercial pilots operating transport aircraft and Class 2 for commercial pilots operating non-transport aircraft.
33. What is the difference between Class 1 and Class 2 medical certificates?
Class 1 medical certificates are required for commercial pilots operating transport aircraft and have more stringent medical requirements than Class 2 medical certificates, which are required for commercial pilots operating non-transport aircraft.
34. Can a Class 2 medical certificate holder upgrade to a Class 1 medical certificate?
Yes, a Class 2 medical certificate holder can upgrade to a Class 1 medical certificate by meeting the additional medical requirements.
35. What is the age limit for obtaining a DGCA medical certificate?
There is no upper age limit for obtaining a DGCA medical certificate, but pilots above the age of 60 need to undergo additional medical examinations and meet certain requirements.
36. What is the role of an aviation medical examiner?
An aviation medical examiner is a medical professional authorized by DGCA to conduct medical examinations of pilots and issue medical certificates.
37. Can a pilot choose their aviation medical examiner?
No, DGCA assigns aviation medical examiners to pilots based on their location and availability.
38. What is the validity period of a medical certificate issued by an aviation medical examiner?
The validity period of a medical certificate issued by an aviation medical examiner varies depending on the type of certificate and the medical condition of the pilot.
39. Can a pilot fly with a medical certificate issued by a foreign regulatory body?
Yes, a pilot can fly with a medical certificate issued by a foreign regulatory body if it is recognized by DGCA and meets the medical requirements.
40. What is the importance of disclosing medical conditions to aviation medical examiners?
Disclosing medical conditions to aviation medical examiners is important for ensuring safety in aviation and avoiding legal consequences.
41. Can a pilot with a history of mental illness obtain a DGCA medical certificate?
It depends on the severity and stability of the mental illness and whether it meets DGCA’s medical requirements.
42. Can a pilot with a hearing aid or prosthetic limb obtain a DGCA medical certificate?
Yes, a pilot with a hearing aid or prosthetic limb can obtain a DGCA medical certificate if it does not affect their ability to operate an aircraft safely and efficiently.
43. What is the role of medical records in DGCA medical examinations?
Medical records provide a comprehensive history of the pilot’s medical condition and help aviation medical examiners make informed decisions regarding the pilot’s fitness to fly.
44. Can DGCA medical certificates be renewed online?
No, DGCA medical certificates cannot be renewed online and pilots need to undergo a medical examination in person.
45. What is the penalty for providing false information during DGCA medical examinations?
Providing false information during DGCA medical examinations can lead to suspension or revocation of the pilot’s license and legal consequences.
46. Can a pilot appeal against DGCA’s decision to revoke or suspend their medical certificate?
Yes, a pilot can appeal against DGCA’s decision to revoke or suspend their medical certificate by submitting additional medical reports or undergoing further medical examinations.
47. Can a pilot with a medical condition fly as a private pilot?
Yes, a pilot with a medical condition can fly as a private pilot if they meet the medical requirements for private pilots.
48. What is the role of an aviation medical unit in DGCA?
Aviation medical units are responsible for conducting medical examinations of pilots and issuing medical certificates as per DGCA regulations.
49. Can a pilot with a history of drug addiction obtain a DGCA medical certificate?
It depends on the nature and duration of the drug addiction and whether it meets DGCA’s medical requirements.
50. What is the process for obtaining a duplicate DGCA medical certificate?
The process for obtaining a duplicate DGCA medical certificate involves submitting a written application to DGCA along with the required documents and payment of the fee.

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👨‍🎓🛬🛫I am thrilled to share my experience as a student of Golden Epaulettes Aviation! My name is Aryan VijayVargiya, and I recently passed my Navigation & Regulations exam on my first attempt! 🎉🎉 I owe my success to the fantastic trainer and guidance provided by Golden Epaulettes Aviation. The notes and study material provided were top-notch and helped me prepare thoroughly for my exam. I highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to all aspiring aviators who are looking for quality training and guidance. Thank you for helping me achieve my goal of passing the Navigation & Regulations exam. 👍🏼👨‍✈️🚀
Aryan VijayVargiya
2018
👩🏽‍🎓🎉 I am proud to say that I, Lakeesha Singh, have successfully cleared my GDGCA Ground Classes exam in the very first attempt! 🎉👩🏽‍🎓 I am immensely grateful to Golden Epaulettes Aviation for providing me with excellent training, guidance, notes, and study material. 🙏🏽 Their expert trainers helped me understand the concepts and prepare for the exam with confidence. 💪🏽 I highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to anyone who wants to pursue a career in aviation. Their dedication to providing quality education and support is truly commendable. 🌟 Thank you, Golden Epaulettes Aviation, for helping me achieve my dreams! 🚀 #ProudGDAStudent #AviationCareer #GoldenEpaulettesAviation 🛫
Lakeesha Singh
2022
🎉🎉🎉 I am thrilled to share that I cleared my Meteorology & Navigation exam in the first attempt! 🎉🎉🎉 And it wouldn't have been possible without the amazing trainer and guidance from Golden Epaulettes Aviation. 🙌 📚 The study material and notes provided by them were extremely helpful and made the learning process much easier. 📝 The trainer was very patient and explained everything in detail, making sure that I understood everything before moving on. 💯 👍 I highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to anyone who is looking for quality aviation training. 🛫 Thank you so much for helping me achieve my goals! 👏👏👏 #AviationTraining #GoldenEpaulettesAviation #MeteorologyAndNavigation #FirstAttempt #HappyStudent 😊
Kush Prajapati
2019
👨‍🎓I am Sanidhya Raj, a proud student of Golden Epaulettes Aviation. I recently cleared my Meteorology exam in the first attempt, and I cannot thank my trainers and the entire team at Golden Epaulettes Aviation enough for their guidance and support. 🌪️ 📝The study material and notes provided by Golden Epaulettes Aviation were comprehensive and helped me understand the subject in-depth. The trainers were always available to clear my doubts and helped me with personalized tips and tricks to crack the exam. 💡 👨‍🏫The atmosphere at the institute is very conducive to learning, and the staff is friendly and supportive. The mock tests and practice sessions helped me assess my preparation and identify my weak areas. 🏋️‍♂️ 🏆Overall, I would highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to anyone who is aspiring to build a career in aviation. They provide excellent training and support, which makes all the difference in achieving success in this field. 🛫 Thank you, Golden Epaulettes Aviation! 👍
Sanidhya Raj
2018
🎉🎓 I am so thrilled to announce that I, Lavish, have successfully cleared my SKY Borne exam in the very first attempt! 🏆🚀 All thanks to the amazing guidance and support provided by Golden Epaulettes Aviation, I was able to sail through this exam with flying colors. 🙏🏼 Their trainers were incredibly knowledgeable and patient with me, ensuring that I had a clear understanding of all the topics. 🤓 The study material and notes provided were also top-notch, making it easy for me to revise and practice. I am so grateful to Golden Epaulettes Aviation for their unwavering support and dedication towards helping their students achieve success. 🙌🏼 I would highly recommend their courses to anyone interested in pursuing a career in aviation. Thank you, Golden Epaulettes Aviation, for making my dream a reality! 🛫🌟 #SKYBorneExam #GoldenEpaulettesAviation #AviationCareer #SuccessStory 🚁🛬
Lavish
2021
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I am Tushar, a student of Golden Epaulettes Aviation, and I recently passed my Meteorology exam in the first attempt! 🎉 I couldn't have done it without the amazing trainer and guidance provided by the institute. 🙌 The notes and study material were also extremely helpful in preparing for the exam. 📝 I highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to anyone looking to pursue a career in aviation. 🛫 The support and resources provided by the institute are top-notch, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from such dedicated professionals. Thank you, Golden Epaulettes Aviation! 🙏 #GoldenEpaulettesAviation #AviationEducation #MeteorologyExam #FirstAttempt #PassionateProfessionals #GratefulStudent 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Tushar
2022
I am thrilled to share my success story as a student of Golden Epaulettes Aviation. With the expert guidance and support of my trainer, I was able to clear my Navigation, Meteorology & Regulations exam in the first attempt. Their notes and study material were extremely helpful in preparing me for the exam. I highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to anyone pursuing a career in aviation. Thank you for helping me achieve my goals! #successstory #aviationtraining #GoldenEpaulettesAviation 🛩️✈️👩‍✈️
Nupur Gupta
2021
👨‍🎓💻📚🛫🌟 I am so grateful to Golden Epaulettes Aviation for their amazing support and guidance in helping me prepare for my SKY Borne exam! With the help of my trainer, comprehensive study materials, and helpful notes, I was able to pass the exam on my very first attempt! 🎉👏🙌 Thank you so much, Golden Epaulettes Aviation, for helping me achieve my dreams of becoming a skilled and knowledgeable aviation professional! 🛩️👨‍✈️👩‍✈️🌍✈️ #GoldenEpaulettesAviation #SKYBorneExam #AviationGoals #PassionForFlight #DreamsComeTrue
BalaKartikeyan Sundar
2022
👦🏻My name is Adwaith, and I am proud to say that I have cleared my Navigation, Meteorology & Regulations exam in the first attempt. I owe this success to the fantastic trainers and guidance provided by Golden Epaulettes Aviation. 🛩️ Their notes and study material were extremely helpful and comprehensive, making it easy for me to grasp the concepts. 💻 I highly recommend Golden Epaulettes Aviation to anyone who's looking to pursue a career in aviation. 🚀 Thank you, Golden Epaulettes Aviation, for helping me achieve my dream! 🙏🏻 #Grateful #AviationCareer #GoldenEpaulettesAviation 🌟
Adwaith
2022
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