FAA Flight Physicals
WorkPartners Occupational Health is proud to offer Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight physicals to pilots in the greater Grand Junction area of Colorado. In the US, pilots are required to pass a physical examination before they are able to receive their license to fly. Our team of FAA-authorized aviation medical examiners are happy to provide this service to our clients.
FAA Medical Certificate Requirements
All pilots are required to meet specific minimum safety standards with a physical and mental examination as determined by the FAA. These physical and psychological standards are required to be met prior to receiving certification as a pilot-in-command or while serving as required crew members on any type of aircraft. This requirement also extends to student pilots.
Classes of FAA Flight Physical Examinations
There are three different classes of FAA flight physical examinations our clients can choose from depending on their position’s requirements.
- Class I Physical Examinations. These are generally reserved for commercial airline transport pilots. Each Class I physical examination certification is valid for 6 months for pilots older than 40-years-old and for 1 year for pilots younger than 40-years-old.
- Class II Physical Examinations. These examinations are generally reserved for commercial pilots including business aviation flight crews, crop dusters, aerial advertising pilots, charter pilots, and/or navigators and first officers of commercial airline flights. Each Class II physical examination certification is valid for 2 months.
- Class III Physical Examinations. These examinations are reserved for recreational and private pilots. Each Class III physical examination certification is valid for 5 years for pilots younger than 40-years-old and 2 years for pilots 40-years-old or older.
How to Apply for an FAA Medical Certificate
To receive a medical certificate with WorkPartners Occupational Health, you must be examined by our FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME), Dr. Brown. Dr. Brown is a certified AME for both Class II and Class III physical examinations.
To receive your medical certificate, please follow these steps:
- Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown at WorkPartners.
- The FAA MedXPress system will allow you to request an appointment with Dr. Brown to perform your FAA medical examination. For more information, please visit the FAA MedExPress website here.
- Electronically complete an application in MedXPress. The information that is entered in MedXPress will be available to Dr. Brown for review at the time of your medical examination.
- After your examination, one of the following will happen:
- A certificate will be issued if you meet the standards for certification.
- Your certification will be denied if you have a disqualifying medical condition.
- Your final determination may be deferred to the Aeromedical Certification Division of the FAA in Oklahoma City.
In some cases, the FAA will require supporting material to be sent to its office. WorkPartners can help with forwarding such material on behalf of the pilot to the FAA.
FAA Medical Certificates in Grand Junction, CO
To learn more about our quality FAA flight physical examinations for FAA medical certificates, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown, contact WorkPartners Occupational Health today by calling us at (970) 241-5585.