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Class 1 Medical

Medical Class 1
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What is a Class 1 Medical?

At GreyBird Pilot Academy, it is a requirement that our students have a Class 1 Medical certificate before they start studying at one of our bases.

A Class 1 Medical is a certificate that proves that you are physically and mentally fit to become a pilot at an airline. There are many false rumors about the health requirements to become a pilot. Here, we will refute some of them:

  • You do not have to have a certain height or weight
  • You do not have to have perfect eyesight
  • You do not have to have perfect hearing
  • You do not have to have a perfect medical record

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There are many rumors about medical, and most of them are false. The requirements are by no means strict, but there are certain conditions and diseases that do not correspond with becoming a pilot:

  • Red/green color blindness (although, in some cases it is possible)
  • Epilepsy
  • Double vision
  • Certain eyesight problems
  • Permanent dependency on certain types of medicine
  • Diabetes

The absolute vast majority of young people pass the test with flying colors. Taking the Class 1 Medical test should not hold you back. Please note that the test must be performed by an Aeronautical Medical Center (AMC). The test can be conducted in any EASA country. However, please note that the costs vary a lot from AMC to AMC, as do the AMCs’ waiting lists and the processing times of the Class 1 Medical certificate.

Please do not hesitate to contact GreyBird Pilot Academy if you need help. We follow the situation in the different AMCs closely, and we can always advise you on prices and waiting lists. Send an e-mail directly to to get our opinion on which AMCs perform the best in the countries close to you. In the e-mail, please state your country of residence as well as which major city is closest to you.

You can’t. Simply book an appointment with an aeromedical center.

Before starting the education, all students must have a Class 1 Medical. The examination takes about 4 hours. During the examination, you go through various tests: a vision test, hearing test, breath test, etc. In addition, a urine and blood sample must be given. Up until the test, it is important that you are well-rested. It is not necessary to be able to run a marathon to be able to get a Class 1 Medical.

The price for a Class 1 Medical is approx.  DKK 6,750 and 15,000.

Please feel free to contact GreyBird Pilot Academy if you need help finding an Aeronautical Medical Center (AMC).

A Class 1 Medical must be renewed every 12 months. This can be done from the ninth month so that you extend the validity of your medical by 12 months from expiration. If you renew your medical before the ninth month, you will extend the validity by 12 months from the date of renewal. An aviation doctor can renew your medical. However, please note that an aviation doctor cannot issue a Class 1 Medical. For this, you must find an Aeronautical Medical Center (AMC). Feel free to contact GreyBird Pilot Academy for more information about how to find an Aeronautical Medical Center (AMC) with as short a waiting time as possible.

Please note that the price for a renewal is approx. DKK 1,700. When you start working, the employer will most likely cover the cost.