FAA Flight Physical & Pilot Medical Certification
In order to obtain a Flight Physical medical certificate you must be examined by an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).
To apply for and obtain your medical certificate you will need the following:
- Follow this link to visit the MedXPress website and complete the initial portion of the application.
- Follow this link to Request an Appointment with Dr. Dan Irizarry at Kanan Medical. Presently, we offer Class 2 and Class 3 Flight Physicals.
- At your scheduled appointment, bring your FAA License and your MedXpress Confirmation number.
- Once we have completed your medical exam and you have met all the required medical standards, we will submit all the required paperwork and the AME will issue you a medical certificate.
To review frequently asked questions visit the Federal Aviation Administration FAQ page.
What is a medical certificate?
Under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines a medical certificate as “acceptable evidence of physical fitness on a form prescribed by the Administrator.” The primary goal of the airman medical certification program is to protect not only those who would exercise the privileges of a pilot certificate but also air travelers and the general public.
A person who meets FAA airmen medical standards, based on a medical examination and an evaluation of medical history, is entitled to a medical certificate without restriction or limitation other than the prescribed limitation as to its duration. Individuals required to hold a medical certificate must have it in their personal possession at all times when exercising the privileges for which they are licensed.