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Class 2 Medical

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:09 pm
by bean_ian
Does anybody know the going rate for a class 2 medical for the PPL. I got quoted ?250 of one doctor and just want to see if thats the average?

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:32 pm
by Flyer1
Hi ian,

I did my class 2 about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Total cost came to 160e. That included the ECG and the usual bits of it.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:49 pm
by bean_ian
that sounds a lot more reasonable!!! Where/Who did you go to???

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:30 pm
by alphaLaura
Where are you planning on getting the medical done? I did mine in Cork with Conor McNeise, and it was 160E also.

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:37 pm
by Flyer1
I got mine done in Waterford in the Keogh Practise with Dr. Malachy Coleman.

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:47 pm
by StephenM
I got my Class 2 done for about ?130 in Ranelagh.

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:13 am
by bean_ian
The quote i got was from one of the AeroMed doctors in mountjoy sq, dublin.
StephenM what doctor in Ranelagh did you go to?

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:42 am
by GerryC
Should have put this question on tghe forum before I did mine....got mine done 2 weeks ago by Doctor Killen in Mount Joy Square in Dublin....got charged two hundred ?uro and I must go for a chest x-ray as I have mild asthsma and he wouldn't give me the all clear till I get one (which I suppose is fair enough)......have not got a clue how much that is going to cost.

he was a sound bloke and he was a pilot too and was pretty interesting....so maybe thats why he charges more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:13 am
by mikejuliet
I also have asmath, i did not need an X-ray, my medical was signed and stamped the day i got examined!

Regards,

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:53 pm
by Flyer1
I three have asmath and it wasn't even questioned.

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:57 am
by ned78
There seems to be a trend amongst certain doctors to send students for chest X-Rays. It is not required by the IAA to have one, lung capacity is all that's necessary.

The medical I had was ridiculous. The hearing test didn't involve a headset and tone generator, rather the doctor asking "Can you hear me now?", then holding a book in front of his mouth while whispering "And now?", the Ishihara (Colour Blindess Test) was carried out incorrectly leading the doctor to an incorrect assumption that I had to get over-ruled by an independent optician, and the icing on the cake was being sent for a Chest X-Ray for TB. By the Doctors own admission, this wasn't something the IAA required, it was just something they did back in the 60's, and he enjoyed carrying on the tradition.

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:14 pm
by Flyer1
Mine was pretty straight forward. Urine Sample, Blood test. Then onto the weight measurements. She never measured my height. She just asked me my height. Then she took my blood pressure, then I blew into that tube thingy and all I got back from her was " you're not a smoker anyway ". Then onto the ECG, that was fine apart from when she shaves where the patches are going. Then the eyesight test, that was fine. 20/20 vision. The final thing was the hearing test. That was in this ungodly thing that looked like a fridge.
All pretty straight forward.

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:41 pm
by StephenM
Dr. Kevin Tempany. He is actually an optician so he sent me to a doctor down the road for an ECG and blood test. (The price was divided between the 2)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:37 pm
by alphaLaura
There seems to be a trend amongst certain doctors to send students for chest X-Rays.

Yes, this is something that has constantly been questioned by people I know getting their SPL's. I have asthma also, but the chest x-ray was not done because of this. (I explained to the doctor that I have never actually had an asthmatic attack and have had no lung problems in the past; he seemed okay with it). As ned said, it's a leftover tradition from the 60's, when TB was widespread.
If the chest x-ray is not required by the IAA, then surely students should not have to do it just to obtain their SPL from a particular AME.

Something I'm still confused about; the hearing test. I didn't do one for my class 2. I actually questioned the doctor about it - I asked him was I supposed to do it. He said that it is only required if you are doing an Instrument rating...

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:51 pm
by Maverick
He said that it is only required if you are doing an Instrument rating...


Yeah thats more or less correct. If u have a PPL/IR u need a class 2 with an audiogram done. But for the SPL they're meant to just check that ur hearing isnt really bad. For mine he did use a small handheld thing which sounds different frequency's and i just had to say yes whenever i heard something but he told me that this wasnt actually required but he'd do it seen as i intend doing the class 1 at some stage.