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Torquay Doctors and Craignish Doctors has a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) on site, appointed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA).

An aviation medical ensures staff have the physical capacity to operate a plane safely and efficiently, and that they are flying within their capabilities. An aviation medical consists of various tests, including urine and blood pressure tests, eye examination, hearing tests and tests for cholesterol levels and blood sugar. An ECG to check the heart health may also be included. As well as the medical tests, staff will also be asked about any existing health conditions, so that the examiner can understand how these may impact the ability to fly.

What to bring to the examination? Any relevant medical records, any results of sight or hearing tests, copies of any relevant prescriptions and identification to allow your certificate to be issued.