In Canada, every commercial or private pilot and air traffic controller is required to undergo a regular routine medical examination, performed by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME) in order to validate and exercise the privileges of their license. These examinations are conducted in accordance with the aviation medical standards established by Transport Canada.
Depending on the type of permit or license required, the examinations are categorized as follows:
- Category 1: Commercial Pilots
- Category 2: Air Traffic Controllers
- Category 3: Private Pilots and Students
- Category 4: Recreational (glider, ultralight).
During the examination, our ELNA aviation medical team may perform the following:
- Complete physical examination
- Eye examination
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Urine test
Our professionals operate in accordance with the Aeronautics Act and Canadian Aviation Regulations. Under these regulations, we are required to file a report with the Minister of Transport when a patient has a medical condition that may affect aviation safety.