At Rush, we offer Second and Third-Class FAA flight physicals for pilots. All pilots, from the general aviation student pilot to airline pilots, are required to have regular flight physicals.
Flight physicals must be conducted by a designated FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). The purpose of the flight physical is to make sure the pilot is medically fit to pilot an aircraft without being a danger to themselves or their passengers.
Who Needs a Pilot Physical?
- Third-Class Medical Certificates (General Aviation) are required for student and non-commercial general aviation pilots every 60 months up to age 40, then every 24 months. Student pilots must be at least 16 years of age to fly solo and 17 years of age to obtain a private pilot’s license.
- Second-Class Medical Certificates (Commercial Aviation) are required for commercial (non-airline) pilots. Second-Class flight physicals are required every 24 months. Commercial pilots must be at least 18 years of age.