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3rd class medical is required for Private Pilot candidates before Solo Flight.


All applicants for an Airman Medical Certificate must complete FAA MedXPress form online prior to the appointment for their physical examination.

It is mandatory that all applicants for an Airman Medical Certificate complete FAA MedXPress form online prior to their appointment for their physical examination. The form may be completed at the following link: https://medxpress.faa.gov/. The first step in the process is to establish an account with the FAA (if you do not already have one) by choosing a password. Once that is accomplished, log in and complete the form. When setting up the account and filling out the form, please be absolutely certain that key information (such as last name, first name, middle name, date of birth, SSN etc.) is entered correctly. After you have filled in all of the required information and answered all of the questions, click on the button that says “Check for validation errors.” If any errors are found, make the necessary corrections. Then check again for validation errors, and if none are found, enter your password at the bottom of the page and click on the “Submit” button. A page will then appear with your “confirmation number.”

On the same page that contains your confirmation number, you will see a button labeled “Exam Summary.” If you click on this button, it will bring up a page that looks just like the old paper form complete with all of your information. Although it is not mandatory that you bring a copy of this page with you to your examination, you may want to print this page if you wish to have a copy for your own records.

The form may be completed up to 60 days prior to the examination. The date that will be on the medical certificate is the date of the examination, not the date that you filled out the form, so the date of the latter is inconsequential as long as it is within 60 days of the examination.

Please note that the correct answer to question 17b regarding near vision contact lenses is “NO” for 99.9% of all pilots.

FAA MedXPress


Local Aviation Medical Examiners

Dr. Kitslaar
1250 Executive Place Suite 403
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 302-3336
(630) 232-4410 (Fax)

Also:
O’Hare Office at Terminal 2 Medical Center (Departure level)
You need to clear TSA Security checkpoint. If you are not an airline pilot you won’t be able to clear TSA unless you are holding valid boarding pass for the flight.

Appointments via website: http://drkitslaar.com/Home.aspx