This is the homepage for the CAA Medical Department
The Department sets and implements medical requirements for professional flight crew, private pilots and air traffic controllers.
An aviation medical requirement must achieve acceptable safety standards whilst allowing as many as possible who wish to fly or control, to do so. This is a balance that may be shifted by many things:
We hope that this site will answer any questions you may have on the current medical regulations. We seek particularly to explain the initial and renewal medical requirements for everybody involved in professional and private aviation, and also how it may be possible to regain a medical certificate after illness.
Gatwick Airport South Area
West Sussex RH6 0YR
Telephone: 01293 573700 (see Call Centre Update 2006 for details)