Aeromedical examination

Is flying your profession or hobby? To independently operate an aircraft, a pilot must undergo an aeromedical examination. KLM Health Services offers this service to all professional and private pilots. Did you know that we conduct over 5000 of these aeromedical examinations every year?

Class aeromedical examination

We conduct a full range of aeromedical examinations:

  • Class 1 (for pilots operating for commercial purposes, such as civil aviation)
  • Class 2 (for pilots operating for recreational purposes)
  • LAPL (for pilots operating gliders, balloons and ultra-light aircraft)
  • Class 3 (for air traffic control personnel)

Medical requirements

The purpose of an aeromedical examination is to establish whether your health presents a hazard to air safety. As this is a safety-related examination, it is subject to medical requirements laid down in European law. In the Netherlands, aeromedical examinations are subject to medical requirements laid down by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

When do you need an aeromedical examination?

  • Class 1 pilots must undergo an annual medical examination.
  • Class 2 and 3 pilots must undergo periodical examinations for which the term varies depending on the pilot’s age.

What does an aeromedical examination involve?

During the examination, the pilot’s medical history is analysed in detail. Various tests are subsequently conducted. The nature of the aeromedical examination varies depending on the class of medical certification, type rating and pilot’s age.

More information

Would you like to know more about our aeromedical examinations? Then please check the frequently asked questions. We’d be happy to help you if you have any questions about the examination. Don’t hesitate to call us at +31 (0)20 649 43 34 or send us an email. You can submit your details using this form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

Where are we located?

You’ll find us in at Schiphol-East near Amsterdam.