Who are our aeromedical examinations aimed at?
Commercial or private pilots and air traffic controllers are regularly required to undergo medical examinations.
The Centre Genevois d’Expertise Médicales du Personnel Navigant (CGEMPN) conducts all of these medical examinations, whether for European, American or Canadian authorities. CGEMPN also handles parachuting licences and declarations of medical fitness to fly a microlight.
Doctors qualified in aviation medicine have post-graduate training that is now clearly defined under the new EASA legislation (AMC2 MED.D.015):
EASA doctors undergo at least 20 hours of continuous training every three years. They must perform a minimum of 10 examinations each year (currently around 400 per year at CGEMPN). CGEMPN’s senior doctor, Dr Frédéric Villard, has completed two years of training and is a pilot.
Training providers in Europe are few and far between. Among these are the excellent and comprehensive French training and German training providers. Training courses are likely to be introduced in the coming years in accordance with new EASA regulations.
We issue fitness certificates for professional pilots, amateur pilots, flight crew and air traffic controllers.
Our certificates are valid in Europe and the United States.
INITIAL FAA CERTIFICATION OR RENEWAL
Initial certification and renewals are issued by CGEMPN.
Documents to bring with you:
To save time, you must pre-fill Form 8500-8 on-line at MedXPress.
If it’s your first time, you will need to create an account. A password will be sent to your email address. You must then return to MedXPress, log in and change your password (look out for capitals, numbers and special characters). Finally, you simply need to complete form 8500-8 and save it.
Remember to keep a note of the identification number and code which we will need in order to access your file when you come for your consultation at CGEMPN.
PS: North American licences are in some ways less strict than JAR/EASAs, for example in the field of ophthalmology. However, this does not mean that there isn’t a specific procedure. The authorities may ask you to provide medical examinations which would not be routinely requested for a standard check-up. The principle of “no response, no certificate” is strictly applied. These requests are mandatory and the medical examiner has no discretion. Click the link opposite for more information. However, this information relates more specifically to the JAR.
It is not necessarily valid for the USA and Canada!
List of medical examiners for American licences.
Following an extensive examination which, depending on the type of licence and age of the pilot, may include a hearing test and an electrocardiogram. The medical examiner sends the medical report to Transport Canada.
Transport Canada alone determines the validity of the licence or otherwise. This will be sent by Transport Canada directly to your address or to the address of your school in Canada. The process may take up to a month.
The examination and its specifications depend on the age and health of the candidate.
The candidate holds a card licence, which is to be stamped and signed by the examiner for the renewal.
NB: North American licences are in some ways less strict than JARs, for example in the field of ophthalmology. However, this does not mean that there isn’t a specific procedure. The authorities may ask you to provide medical examinations which would not be routinely requested for a standard check-up. The principle of “no response, no certificate” is strictly applied. These requests are mandatory and the medical examiner has no discretion.
INITIAL EASA (JAR)
The initial examination may be performed by an aeromedical examiner (AME): Dr Frédéric Villard at: CGEMPN at CMMA.
EASA RENEWAL (JAR)
For classes 1, 2, 3 and LAPL the EASA examiner may perform any type of examination for these renewals.
When you come to CMMA for a CGEMPN examination, please show your licence and current medical certificate. You must calculate how many flying hours you have done since your last medical examination as well as your total number of hours.
If you wear glasses and are coming to our centre for the first time, you must bring your prescription. Types of tests that we do at CGEMPN ECGs, hearing tests, blood tests, pulmonary function tests, X-rays etc.
Pilot health complaints
If you have a medical complaint or condition, or if your primary care physician wishes to start a new treatment or in the case of any other concerns, it is your AME examiner who must clear you to fly.
However, under the relevant sub menus, you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions with descriptions of any exemptions depending on the part of the body or speciality.