For a third-class medical certificate, pilots must undergo a basic physical exam and a questionnaire to assess mental, neurological, and general health. A vision and hearing test will follow, then the examiner will conduct a urinalysis to check for any diseases or problems that might appear.
To obtain a medical certificate you must be examined by an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). As the airman you should follow these steps to apply for and obtain your medical certificate:
- Use MedXPress, to complete the initial portion of the application.
- Schedule an appointment with an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)in your area.
At your scheduled appointment, the AME will complete your medical examination and the remainder of the FAA application form. If you meet the required medical standards, the AME will issue you a medical certificate.
In addition, An Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) serves the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the flying community by medically certifying pilots. Each pilot is required to meet specific medical standards depending on the class of medical certificate for which the pilot applies. The FAA Regional Flight Surgeon (RFS) in your area is responsible for determining the current need for AMEs in their region.
Dr. Sharma has been appointed by the RFS to serve as an AME for The Colorado Springs Region. He has been Certified as A Qualified AME and has successfully completed the FULL AME seminar. Call for your appointment today.