Dr Geetha Geddam is a CASA Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME). She is a member of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, and regularly attends CPD activities.
CASA Medical certification page
- All initial medicals require CASA Aviation Reference Number (ARN) prior to medical. Please complete and pay online application forms via CASA website. prior to appointment.
- Ensure you notify Skin Clinic Robina reception of your requirements, so we can book enough time for your medical – Confirm if Licence Class 1 / 3 (Commercial / ATC) or Class 2 (Private / UAV); Initial or Renewal
If initial Class 1 / 3, applicant will need:
- Eye examination with Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist (DAO) or Certified Aviation Optometrist. They will submit report to CASA. No referral needed. List on CASA website.
- Pathology for cholesterol and glucose (fasting). Skin Clinic Robina can provide Path request form if needed. Ideally completed a few days before medical – water only after dinner and on waking, have bloods taken in the morning at local S&N or QML collection centre. If you have had bloods done within the last 3 months they may be suitable.
Lab fee involved (no bulk billing)
- Hearing test – this can be done at any Audiologist, however we recommend ‘Activ-ears’, who are in walking distance to GO2 (tell them it’s for an aviation medical). They will provide you with a letter to bring to your medical with the test results. We do not do in-house audiology testing yet. Cost is around $55, with no Medicare rebate.
- The ECG will be done at Skin Clinic Robina.
Class 1 / 3 renewals
CASA DAME requires extra tests such as ECG, Audiology and Lipids/Glucose at certain age milestones. See CASA website for more information.
Class 2 (private pilot / UAV)
No specific tests are needed, unless an issue is identified during the medical (added cost).
Aviation Medical Fees
Skin Clinic Robina charges a base fee for all classes of medicals, including regular tests ECG, Spiro, Urine analysis etc. Please contact us for details.
- Complete the CASA medical questionnaire on MRS prior to attending the appointment.
- Bring in Photo ID to all appointments e.g driver’s licence, passport or ASIC card.
- A list of all medications, both prescription and over the counter
- Details of your medical & surgical history if you are new to us
- Bring your most recent aviation medical certificate to your appointment.
- Bring along any recent test results you may have had (blood tests are valid for 3 months).
- Bring along any corrective glasses or contact lenses (spare glasses also) – even if you have recently seen an optometrist
- The name and contact details of regular GP and Dentist (if applicable)
- A urine specimen will be required while at the medical (diabetes check)
A handy flowchart with the process is available here.
CASA DAME is the final arbitrator for medicals – they can request further testing or reports, potentially at added cost. They will certainly want more detail if you have conditions such as asthma, mental health issues, heart problems and other chronic conditions – if you have supporting documentation it helps to submit these at the time of the medical.