Asked by: Terisa Labeaguirre
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th February, 2020

What is FAA First Class Medical?

First, Second, and Third Class Certificates
The FAA issues three classes of medical certificates: A first class medical is required for pilots who exercise airline transport pilot (ATP) privileges; that is, those flying scheduled airliners and other pilots whose employers require this level of certification.

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Similarly one may ask, what does a first class medical exam consist of?

First class medical certificate requirements include checks of eyesight, ears, psychical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG), lung function, cholesterol blood, hemoglobin blood, chest X-ray, urine, period of validity.

Subsequently, question is, what are the FAA medical requirements? Summary of Medical Standards 20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction, as measured at 16 inches. 20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction at age 50 and over, as measured at 32 inches. No requirement.

Similarly, it is asked, what is 1st 2nd and 3rd class FAA medical?

Medical certificates are designated as first-class, second-class, or third-class. Generally, first-class is designed for the airline transport pilot; second-class for the commercial pilot; and third-class for the student, recreational and private pilot.

How do I get a FAA First Class Medical Certificate?

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.

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