There will be a series of questions about medical history and any previous illness. If there is any major illness in your past, it is important to bring reports about it from your family doctor or treating specialist. Appendicitis or a broken arm are not regarded as major illnesses. Further details of the regulatory requirements can be found on the CAA’s Medical Examination Standards page.
There will also be a general physical exam which will check that your lungs, heart, blood pressure, stomach, limbs and nervous system are functioning correctly. You can also expect tests to determine your hearing capabilities, an Electrocardiogram (ECG) to measures the electrical impulses passing through your heart, a Lung function test (spirometry), a Haemoglobin blood test and a Urine test – you will be asked to provide a sample of urine, so remember to attend for examination with a full bladder!