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Pilot Medicals

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All candidates applying for a Commercial Pilot Course are required to pass a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Class 1 medical prior to programme commencement. The Academy will not be held liable for any costs resulting from a student’s inability to obtain a Class 1 medical.

For applicants considering other courses that do not involve obtaining a Commercial Pilot Licence, a Class 2 medical clearance is acceptable. However, if the student’s ultimate goal is a Commercial Pilot Licence or greater, it is recommended that the student ensures that a Class 1 medical is obtainable when required.

A list of approved medical assessors around New Zealand and worldwide can be found on the CAA website.