Pilots with Physical Disability
Flying is an activity available to both disabled and able bodied people. NATS Aero Medical team are proud to support Aerobility and provide aviation medicals to disabled pilots; those training to gain a Private Pilot’s Licence as well as for those who are/aspiring to be commercial pilots.
NATS Aeromedical Team has the Experience to Find Solutions
We work with you to find solutions rather than obstacles. The NATS Aeromedical team offer pilot applicants with physical disability advice about the specific requirements they need to consider when obtaining a medical certificate (EASA Class 1, 2, 3 or LAPL). This requires a careful balance between safety considerations and medical conditions.
The NATS Aeromedical team have experience in working with people who need bespoke solutions and have had several successful EASA Class 2 and LAPL applicants from Aerobility; a charity NATS is proud to support.
Understanding Functional Requirements of Pilots with Physical Disability
The key functional abilities for flying are good vision, good hearing and having the strength and coordination most drivers require when in control of a vehicle. Wearing glasses, using hearing aids or needing adaptions to control an aircraft will not necessarily preclude you from gaining a pilot’s licence. However, a licence may have certain restrictions applied by the CAA in the interests of safety.
We have specific understanding of the functional requirements individuals need to safely control and egress the aircraft and will discuss these with you at your medical, along with any other medical considerations, such as medication or recent surgical procedures.
We ask that you bring all relevant medical documentation to your consultation, which will help prevent delays in your assessment and will help us to give you the most up to date and relevant information.
Find out more about the certification process and aviation medical flight test requirements.
NATS Aeromedical services are available to companies and also to individuals. For more information please contact the medical reception on 01489 612810 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilot Medicals To obtain or retain a valid licence to fly it is essential that you meet pilot medical standards.
LAPL Medicals The Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL) is replacing the NPPL (National Private Pilot’s Licence).
Eyesight and Aviation Medicals Can I still fly or be an air traffic controller if I wear glasses? Often the answer is yes.