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 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.


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