14 November 2023
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has opened a second consultation on the final proposed changes to the Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) system for general aviation (GA) pilots.
The PMD was introduced in August 2016 to offer pilots a simplified way to self-declare they are medically fit to fly.
Among the items proposed and being consulted on:
Michael Macdonald, Co-Head of General Aviation & RPAS at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “We are committed to ensuring that the Pilot Medical Declaration scheme is effective and fit for purpose for general aviation pilots.
“The proposed changes represent some moderate measures to update the way pilots self-declare their fitness. We continue to support PMD as a useful and proportionate tool to enable pilots in their flying.”
The consultation will be open for eight weeks and will close on 4 January 2024. Responses should be submitted online here