LAPL / drone operator’s health check-up

The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is a European (EASA) pilot’s licence. This licence allows you to fly a glider or pilot a balloon, for example. In order to obtain this license you must be in possession of an LAPL medical certificate. If you’re a drone operator (not a pilot), you also have to be in possession of an LAPL medical certificate. KLM Health Services can help.

When is an LAPL/drone operator’s health check-up necessary?

It’s easy to arrange a special LAPL aeromedical examination so as to obtain your LAPL medical certificate. The period of validity of the certificate is age dependent: up to 40 years (60 months) and from 41 years (24 months). So be sure to get your health check-up done in time.

What does an LAPL / drone operator’s health check-up involve?

The examination starts with a detailed analysis of your medical history. We then conduct a number of examinations:

  • Physical examination
  • Urine test
  • Measuring your height, weight, BMI and blood pressure
  • (Extensive) eyesight test and colour vision test (for night flying)
  • Audiogram
  • If necessary, a supplementary examination can be performed (e.g. ECG, blood test, lung function test)

If the medical 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.

We offer the following aeromedical examinations

  • Initial and follow-up examinations (Class I, II and III)
  • Cabin check-up
  • Drone & LAPL health check-up

More information

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.


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