Anyone who wants to apply for a private pilot’s licence will need to acquire an initial Class 2 or LAPL medical certificate or an NPPL medical declaration. As part of the licensing requirements the applicant will need to ensure that they know which type of certificate is required for their licence.
To apply for a Class 2 medical certificate, you will need to have a medical examination by an Aeromedical Examiner. Also you will need your class 2 medical certificate before you start learning to fly. Once you meet the medical requirements the AME will issue your certificate. An AME is a specially qualified doctor certificated to issue EU medical certificates to pilots. All initial applicant enquiries on fitness for Class 2 medical should be made to an Aeromedical Examiner (AME). The Class 2 medical examination can be done by any UK CAA approved Aeromedical Examiner (AME). An applicant for a Private Pilots Licence must be at least 17 years of age. A Class 2 Medical Certificate will need to be required before you start the training for your private pilot’s licence.
The examination takes about 50-60 minutes depending on if there are any underlying conditions that you may have and the examiner may want a closer look. Your licence will be valid for 60 months if your under 40 years of age, 24 months if between 40-50 years of age and 12 months if your over 50 years of age.
Good luck with your class 2 medical!