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Medical standards in air sports

In the table are indicated the medical standards used in several countries to establish the fitness for flying of air sports pilots. The data are those of April 1999.

This table shall not be used as an official information source since the data do not come from national aviation authorities.

COUNTRYPPLGLIDINGBALLOONMICROLIGHTPARAGL.DELTAPARACH.
AUSTRIA ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 - - ICAO 2
CYPRUS ICAO 2 - - - - - -
CZECK REP. ICAO 2 ICAO 2 SELF REG SELF REG SELF REG SELF REG SELF REG
FINLAND ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 3 - - - -
FRANCE ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 - - - -
GERMANY ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 - - - ICAO 2
NETHERLANDS ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 SELF REG - - SELF REG
POLAND ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 - - ICAO 2
RUSSIA ICAO 3 ICAO 3 - - ICAO 3 - ICAO 3
SLOVENIA ICAO 3 ICAO 3 ICAO 3 DRV. LIC DRV. LIC DRV. LIC ICAO 3
SPAIN ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 - - -
SWEDEN ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 - - -
SWITZERLAND ICAO 2 ICAO 2 ICAO 2 (1) - - -
UNITED KINGDOM UK CAA BGA UK CAA UK CAA - - -
USA FAA 3 - - FAA 3 FAA 3 - -

Abbreviations and terms used:
- : none

BGA : British Gliding Association (based in driving license)

DRV.LIC : Driving License

ICAO : International Civil Aviation Organisation (chapter 6 of Annex 1 / classes 1, 2 and 3)

FAA : Federal Aviation Administration (USA)

SELF REG : Federation self regulation

UK CAA : United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority

(1) : Microlight are not allowed in Switzerland