EASA Medical Class 1

Did you decide to become a pilot? One of the first things you need to do prior to the commencement of your training, is to obtain the EASA class 1 medical certificate.

What is the Class 1 Medical Certificate?

The Class 1 Medical Certificate is the proof from an approved medical doctor, that the applicant fulfils the health requirements to operate an aircraft in flight. Following the EASA regulations, one needs to issue and keep valid, the EASA Medical Certificate Class 1, during the flight training and throughout the professional pilot life. This is applicable only if you get trained to become a commercial pilot. Those who train for the Private Pilot License, holding the EASA Medical Class 2, is sufficient.

In order to be able to issue the initial EASA medical certificate, it is mandatory to pass a series of medical examinations in order to prove that you fulfil all the health requirements to operate as a pilot.

Where can you get the EASA medical certificate Class 1 in Greece?

Initially, it is mandatory to visit an Aero medical centre, certified from EASA, to perform all the medical tests and issue the certificate. Following the issuance of the initial certificate, you can visit any EASA authorized doctor to renew it.

In Greece, the initial medical certificate can be issued only in two places:

Athens ->
251 Air force hospital

Thessaloniki -> to the authorized private medical center in Kalamaria area.

What to expect during an EASA Class 1 medical?

To complete all the tests will take approximately 2 days. The applicant should be there early in the morning, in order to start with the laboratory tests. After that shall continue with the rest of the examinations (cardiologist, phycologist, ophthalmologist, pneumologist, psychiatrist, etc.). If the applicant successfully passes all the examinations, the certificate is issued upon completion.

What happens after the Initial issuance of EASA medical class 1?

Once you have successfully passed the initial medical exams for the EASA Class 1 certificate, it is usually valid for 1 year. After this period, you should renew it annually. For the renewal of EASA Medical Class 1, there is no need to go to the medical centers, as HCAA has approved a list of doctors who can conduct the renewal procedure. A list can be found here.

You may find here below, information for the 251 Air Force Hospital and the IASI Aeromedical Center in Thessaloniki

251 Air Force Hospital

In order to visit the Airforce Hospital you need first to contact the hospital and book an appointment for the examinations. The hospital is close to Katehaki metro station (within walking distance).

IASIS Aeromedical Center

IASI Aeromedical center is located at the district of Thessaloniki. In order to visit the center you need first to book an appointment.