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  • John Green
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    Medical self declaration

    News just out that EASA LAPL's and PPL's will not any longer need a Class 2. They can now self declare their medical.
  • J Boyle
    With malice towards none

    #2
    I believe the U.S. has had something similar for awhile.
    I wonder how it's worked out?
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    • ~Alan~
      Rank 5 Registered User

      #3
      Not a subject I have any knowledge of, but couldn't insurance companies demand a medical. ?
      Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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      • J Boyle
        With malice towards none

        #4
        Not for a non-commercial pilot. They might ask a question about a heart condition or medication use, and leave it at that.
        An analogy would be with an auto driver. Has your car insurance firm ever asked you to take a medical exam?
        It's a different issue if you're driving a large commercial truck or bus.
        There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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        • ~Alan~
          Rank 5 Registered User

          #5
          Although...... "..You must tell DVLA about a health or medical condition that could affect your driving. You'll need to enter details about your current driving licence and your condition. You might also need to give your GP's name and address..."

          Doesn't the same (or similar) apply to a flying licence ?
          Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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          • John Green
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            Yes Alan it does.

            The CAA ask you to declare your health state. If you suffer any of the ailments listed then you must declare such. The Self Declaration is based upon the medical requirements for maintaining a driving licence to either a non professional (most of us) or, a professional (HGV, some of us) standard.

            Thankfully, I no longer have to spend two or three hundred pounds on obtaining a Class 2 medical. The former GP derived self declaration was charged at around 15 to 25. That system was then superseded by a CAA self declaration which is the system now operating and which costs nothing.

            I think that this system has been of great benefit to GA and redounds to the CAAs credit. They surely got this evidence based medical declaration correct.

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            • ~Alan~
              Rank 5 Registered User

              #7
              Thanks for the explanation John.
              Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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              • WP840
                Whisky Papa

                #8
                As a HGV driver does this mean I will pass the required medical as it is the same as the HGV one?
                If you're not living on the edge then you're taking up too much space!

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                • John Green
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #9
                  If you're able to hold an HGV licence then the declaration you've made doubles as your private pilots medical.

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