FAA Flight Physical
Pilots must meet the minimum safety standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be able to fly. When an FAA-approved physician determines that the pilot successfully meets the mental and physical requirements set by FAA standards, the pilot is issued a medical certificate deeming they are fit to fly.
Class I – Common for commercial airline pilots, first officers and business aviation flight crew. If the pilot is older than 40 years old at time of physical, this certification is valid for 6 months. If the pilot is younger than 40 years old at the time of physical, this certificate is valid for 12 months.
Class II – Commercial non-airline pilots, business aviation flight crew, crop dusters, aerial advertisement pilots, charter pilots, first officers. This certificate is valid for 12 months.
Class III – Recreational or private pilots
Basic Med – Alternative to Class III certification with some added restrictions (e.g., cannot fly in aircraft with more than 6 occupants and with no more than 6,000 pounds)
HIMS (Human Intervention Motivation Study) – Specialized alcohol recovery program for professional pilots. In some instances, a pilot may be issued a special medical certification for these conditions.
Fusion Medical Spa performs EKGs for physicals that require them. Pilots requesting FAA Class I, II and III physicals must have their MedXPress number to undergo their physical, this can be obtained by following this link: https://medxpress.faa.gov/medxpress/. Please email the printout from MedXPress to firstname.lastname@example.org when you schedule your flight physical
For more information and scheduling, contact our office today at 855.257.4772