Commercial Medicals (Excludes Balloons)
If you’re thinking of a commercial career, you’ll need to pass a Class 1 Medical assessment, which can only take place at an Aeromedical Centre. You can undergo this in the country in which you intend to get your licence or any other AeMC, but you must make sure that the country in which you are going to undertake your flight training is the one nominated by you as the State of Licence Issue (SOLI). If you omit to do this you have to do a SOLI change which costs money, is an added administrative burden and sometimes is difficult to achieve.
The Class 1 Medical includes Class 2 privileges and validities. It is recommended that you consider getting a Class 1 Medical Certificate before you commit to any financial agreement with a training provider for either the practical or theoretical study towards a commercial licence. After all, if you fail your medical, you won’t be able to complete your training.