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We offer several Pilot License preventative examinations

Doctor on board

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News

Plans in 2020

I have plans to offer class 1 preventative exams in 2020. First I need to follow AME Advanced Course in Frankfurt, Germany in December. Then I have to conduct supervised exams for a while. Thereafter I need to acquire a new certificate from the ILenT (Inspection)....

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Pilot preventative AME exams class 1, 2 and LAPL

Doctor Van Philips will acquire class 1 certification early 2020, presumably January. So, professional pilots can already request a class 1 exam in January 2020. The first 10 pilots get the exam for free. The next 20 pilots will receive discount, because the Medical...

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Doctor on Board stops temporarily from November 1st

Doctor Van Philips will stop pilot medicals from November 1st because of transitioning his private general practice to his successor. Furthermore he will follow an Advanced AME course in Frankfurt in December. From January 2020 the practice will reopen in a different...

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Introduction

Marcel van Philips, General Practitionar and Aero Medical Examinar

Flying is fun, piloting an airplane is even more fun. For one pilot flying is a passion, for another its a sport and yet another pilot enjoys flying commercially. Every pilot knows the feeling of adrenaline kicking in when piloting an airplane independently, and striving to achieve more exiting experiences. I am an AME (Aero Medical Examiner) who doens’t (yet) fly, however, I started my flight training in the Summer of 2017, to obtain my PPL-MLA. I have affinity with flying, airplanes and pilots. Now, 2 years further I haven’t been able to finish my training because of a high workload. However, I hope to fulfill my training somewhere in the future. Mine affinity for aviation has not diminished in any way.

Flying is like professional sports. A pilot must be both physically and mentally be in top condition. One thing is certain: every plane that is airborne, must come down somehow, hopefully in a normal fashion. Because a pilot needs to be in great shape, it is the AME’s duty to assess the medical condition thoroughly. I have a duty towards the pilot, the passengers and the people at ground level to assess if a pilot is fit to fly. It is an AME’s aim to examine pilot in such a manner that an assessment can be made if a pilot is fit to fly, regardlesss the presence of any medical history of illness or disability. The risk of an unforeseen incapacitation or medical emergency otherwise should be less than one percent. There is a lot of European regulation concerning the medical safety for pilots. The EASA has guidelines in implementing rules for several medical safety issues, by which I abide. In the near future, I want to attain an advanced course for AME class 1 certification. And after I graduate and obtain my new class1 certification from the Ministry of Transportation and Aviation, I want to extend my medical services for commercial pilots and cabin crew.

If medical conditions deem necessary, an AME can refer the candidate pilot to a medical specialist for further assessment. This MD should be an AME also or a specialist with experience in aviation medicine and acceptable to Medical Authority.

As an AME all my efforts are aimed at assessing a pilot to be healthy and fit to operate and piloting an aircraft, weighing all information of the medical history, the physical examination and all other additional relevant information. However, I do not only serve a pilots interest, but I also serve a general interest of the public. Thus, when a pilot doesn’t meet the medical standards of EASA guidelines, the medical certificate has to be rejected, either temporary or permanently. It is in everybody’s interest that the risk of an acute medical emergency of the pilot during flight is minimized, to avoid a possible crash.

I am looking forward to meeting you at my medical practice and hear your wonderful stories about flying.

Sincerely,

Marcel van Philips, General Practitioner-sonographer-travellers doctor and Aero Medical Examinar

Frontoffice Marcel van Philips

Prices

Initial class 2 preventative examinations:

€ 180,-

Initial LAPL preventative examinations:

€ 150,-

Follow up class 2 preventative examinations:

€ 100,-

Re-assessment class 2 (without physical examination):

€ 100,-

Follow up LAPL preventative examinations:

€ 80,-

Re-assessment LAPL (without physical examination):

€ 80,-

ECG:

€ 50,-

Spirometry:

€ 50,-

Audiometry:

€ 50,-

Tympanometry:

€ 25

ABPM (24-hours bloodpressure monitoring):

€ 50,-

Prices include Dutch VAT

Additional costs for laboratory, optometrist or specialist consults will be charged to the pilot. Doctor on Board doesn’t play a role in these transactions.

Prices

Initial class 2 preventative examinations:

€ 180,-

Initial LAPL preventative examinations:

€ 150,-

Follow up class 2 preventative examinations:

€ 100,-

Follow up LAPL preventative examinations:

€ 80,-

ECG:

€ 50,-

Spirometry:

€ 50,-

Audiometry:

€ 50,-

Tympanometry:

€ 25,-

ABPM (24-hours bloodpressure monitoring):

€ 50,-

Prices include Dutch VAT

Additional costs for laboratory, optometrist or specialist consults will be charged to the pilot. Doctor on Board doesn’t play a role in these transactions.

Contact


General medical practice Van Philips

Geert Groteplein 28A
1813 BM Alkmaar
The Netherlands

Doctor on Board

Geert Groteplein 28A
1813 BM Alkmaar
The Netherlands

Marcel van Philips office