Beginning adventure with aviation? You should be aware of the fact that the essential requirement is health. Depending on what you want to do .. paragliding, gliding, flying a small plane touristically, any helicopter for his own pleasure or professionally. In any case you will have to undergo the relevant aero-medical assessment.
Aero-medical assessments in the first place we can be divide into:
Pre-entry – that is for candidates for pilots, parachutists, etc.; due to the fact that this is the first assessment for the person, it lasts a minimum of half a day, you should visit a few professionals who exactly will look at your eyes, ears, heart, etc. After completion of the assessment you will receive medical certificate of appropriate class (1, 2, or 3) with the expiration date according to this assessment.
Periodical – that is, for those who wish to extend the validity of their medical class. This time it will be certainly faster procedure, a smaller number of specialists to visit, and after completion of the study you will receive a medical certificate with the next expiration date.
Occasional – this type of research is carried out in a situation where there were some unusual circumstances, the events that one had a significant impact on health, eg. a serious car accident, severe fractures, surgery, etc. Depending on the situation, you are subjected to the relevant tests and after taking them you receive appropriate decision.
List of medical examiners who issue / extend aero-medical health class is here.
Legal bases of aero-medical assessments and classes can be found in this document:
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1178/2011
of 3 November 2011.
laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 216/2008