Pilot Medical Requirements

The BGA's Pilot Medical Requirements as of 25th August 2016

Note – These are the current BGA requirements. Pilots are reminded of the need to ensure that they hold the relevant valid medical certificate.  In general a driving licence issued by an EU Country is a sufficent medical requirement to fly a glider, however for some activities a higher level of medical fitness to fly may apply. Please read the BGA's requiremets by clicking the button below.

All pilots are also reminded that blood alcohol levels for flying are lower than those for driving and that the effect of any drugs or medication taken must not  impair you whatsoever. If in doubt consult with your instructor in the first instance, who may then refer  you to an appropriate medical practitioner for further advice.

 

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