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To get a 1 class medical certificate can I just go to my local doctor?

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  1. Paul Tocknell on Jun 14, 2012

    No.  Not unless your doctor is an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).  You have to go to an AME for a FAA medical certificate / student pilot certificate:

    You can find a list of local AMEs here:


    Also, there is this new system call MedXPress which I would encourage you to fill out and bring the application number with you.  Most AMEs are going to this system (because it is required by this October I believe)



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  2. Matthew Waugh on Jun 15, 2012

    And for completeness we should note that not all AMEs will/can do first class medicals – so make sure you pick one who can.

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