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Medical certificate conditions of use
Pilots/controllers are required to ground themselves if:
- they develop a medically significant condition,
- their condition impairs their ability to use their licence, or
- there is a change to their condition or treatment, until cleared by a DAME or CASA AvMed to return to flying/controlling.
This includes any adjustments in medication dose or commencement of new medications, to ensure that there are no unforeseen side effects.
Medical certificates may be issued with an endorsement outlining restrictions placed on the holding of that certificate.
Reporting to CASA
If your medical condition undergoes significant changes at any time, under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 67, pilots and air traffic controllers have an obligation to report details to CASA.
You are also required to inform CASA if you have a change in your medical condition and are unable to exercise the privileges of your licence for 7 days (class 1) or 30 days (class 2, basic class 2 or 3). There are common, everyday medical ailments which are not required to be reported to CASA.
Over 60 flying Airline Transport Pilot License
Once an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) holder passes the age of 60, they must sit six monthly medical examinations and the ATPL medical application process becomes more involved after you turn 60.