Aeromedical examination

To independently operate an aircraft, a pilot must undergo an aeromedical examination. Our organisation offers this service to all professional and private pilots. KLM Health Services is specialised in aeromedical examinations. Every year, we examine more than 5,000 pilots, both private and professional.

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) and Class 3 (for air traffic control personnel). We also conduct periodical examinations for cabin attendants.

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. For more information on our aeromedical examinations, please check the frequently asked questions.

What does an aeromedical examination involve?

During the examination, the pilot’s medical history is analysed in detail. Various tests are subsequently conducted. If the examiner feels it is required, various aeromedical specialists will be consulted (cardiologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, and/or ear, nose and throat specialist). The nature of the aeromedical examination varies depending on the class of medical certification, type rating and pilot’s age.

More information

We’d be happy to help you if you have any questions about the examination or if you are unsure which examination is right for you. Don’t hesitate to call us at +31 (0)20 649 34 00 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.