General Practitionar - Sonographer - Travelers medical doctor
Aero Medical Examiner - GP trainer


Flying is fun, flying a plane yourself is even more fun. For one pilot flying is a passion, for another a sport and another with pleasure flies professionally. Every pilot knows the feeling of adrenaline, thrills to fly an airplane independently and to experience new things as they progress. As an AME (Aero Medical Examiner) I do not fly myself (yet), but I have started flying lessons for RPL-MLA since summer 2017. My ambition is to obtain a PPL license afterwards.

I must admit that after a break of eighteen months I do not yet have my license. This is due to high work pressure, which means that I do not get around to my theory exams and my flying lessons. I keep hoping for a moment when I can continue my RPL training. Who knows, first half of 2021. My passion for aviation has certainly not diminished.



Welcome to my website Doctor on Board (a phrase sometimes used during a medical emergency on board aircraft "is there a doctor on board?"). My name is Marcel van Philips and I am both a general practitioner-sonographer and aero medical examiner by profession. From 2017 I perform aero-medical examinations, previously class 2 and LAPL for private pilots and recreational pilots. From 2020 I plan to also perform class 1 repeat inspections for professional pilots. I am currently in the process of going through a new certification process that should lead to approval of the independent performance of this class 1 and cabin crew inspections. Until the end of 2019 I was in my GP practice in Alkmaar. From Jan-Nov 2020 I moved to Marne Health Center in Amstelveen, to be more central for my new target group. Since November 2020 I have been in Spaarne Gasthuis Hoofddorp, where I want to stay for a few years.

In addition to aero-medical, driver's license and off-shore inspections, it is also possible to make an appointment with me for tailor-made preventive health checks. These do not belong to insured care, so you must pay for this yourself.

Sign up now class 1, cabin crew, class 2 or LAPL aero-medical examinations. You can also sign up for driving license inspections A and Bmortgage- and life insurance examinations and Off-shore inspections.


The (candidate) pilot or other examiner registers via the application form on my website, chooses the type of inspection and the day and time that they want to be inspected. I will respond within 1 working day after request to confirm the appointment or to look at another inspection moment. With the application you also agree to the terms of delivery. The following applies to pilots: after the medical examination has been completed, an advice is issued, based on EASA and Dutch Authority guidelines. If there is a special case or limitations on the medical certificate must be imposed, the Medical Assessor of the IL and T must do this. After the inspection, payment must be made immediately (digitally) by pin payment or internet banking. I don't work with cash, please take this into account.


The inspection is a final station, ensure timely and complete provision of relevant medical information prior to the inspection. This speeds up the assessment and issue of the medical certificate. Show a valid passport or European ID, a driver's license does not count as identification. Just before the inspection, fresh urine must be collected (you will receive a urine cup before the inspection starts).

Short Curriculum Vitae

I have been a medical doctor since 1997. Six years later I obtained my GP certificate. I followed my academic and post-academic courses at the University of Leiden. From 2003-2010 I was an acting doctor in Brabant, Zeeland, South Holland and Utrecht. From 2010 to 2020 I had a solo GP practice in Alkmaar. I was a general practitioner-trainer at the AMC for 8 years.

My additional areas of expertise are: ultrasound, passenger medicine and aviation medicine, or aero medical examiner. 

In January 2020, I will continue my career as a self-employed person and do both observations and (aero-medical) examinations.

Click here to submit an application for an inspection. Complete the application form completely. I respond within 1 business day. My availability can be seen on my online agenda, from which an inspection can be requested. 

Click here for my more extensive curriculum vitae.



MRM van Philips
Spaarne Gasthuis
location Hoofddorp BG

Spaarnepoort 5
2134TM Hoofddorp

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