ECG and Cat 3 medical?

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marakii
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ECG and Cat 3 medical?

Post by marakii » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:30 am

Good morning,

How often do we do the ECG for a Cat 3 medical over the age of 40?

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Re: ECG and Cat 3 medical?

Post by flyguy73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:37 am

At your first medical after you turn 40, then every 4 years. In the AIM (LRA, Section 2.2, page 373), here:

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... u-3092.htm
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Re: ECG and Cat 3 medical?

Post by marakii » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:38 pm

flyguy73 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:37 am
At your first medical after you turn 40, then every 4 years. In the AIM (LRA, Section 2.2, page 373), here:

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... u-3092.htm
I’ve had a Cat 1 medical for the longest time and now it’s turned to a Cat 3 because I’ve passed the 6 months over the age of 40. My last ECG was 1 year ago when I did my cat 1 so I guess I have 3 more years before my next ECG ?
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Re: ECG and Cat 3 medical?

Post by nbinont » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Yes. However there are some fine points: You still have a Cat 1 medical; your category does not change unless you get a new medical.

However, CAR 404.04 6.3 ( https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/reg ... ge-51.html ) states: (6.3) The holder of a commercial pilot licence or an airline transport pilot licence may exercise the privileges of a private pilot licence until the end of the applicable validity period for the private pilot licence specified in subsection (6).

Now assuming you are commercial or atp, you get to exercise the private privileges until the end of the 24th month following your medical.

The ECG check triggers at your next medical, I believe the doctor will ask to see that an ECG has been done in the past 4 years (in your case). So you won't need a ECG at your next medical in ~1year. Then at your next medical after that (~3 years from now), they will ask for an ECG.
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