From 1 July 2020 also renewal class 1 inspections. At the moment there is a corona protocol, which we must adhere to, which you can find under the tab of documents. Inspection stop from June 26 to July 13, 2020 due to vacation.

General practitioner - Ultrasound - Traveler medical
Aero Medical Examiner - General practitioner trainer


Flying is fun, flying a plane yourself is even more fun. For one pilot, flying is a passion, for others a sport and yet others enjoy flying professionally. Every pilot knows the feeling of adrenaline, kicking to independently control a plane and as people progress, experience new things. As an AME (Aero Medical Examiner) I don't fly (yet), but I started flying lessons for PPL-MLA since summer 2017. 

I have to admit that 2 years later I still don't have my license. This is due to a high workload, which means that I am unable to take my theory exams and my flying lessons. I keep hoping for a moment that I can continue my PPL training. 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 a general practitioner, ultrasound specialist and aero medical examiner. From 2017 I perform flight medical examinations, previously class 2 and LAPL for private pilots and recreational pilots. From 2020 I also intend to carry out class 1 repeat inspections for professional pilots. I am currently going through a new certification process that should lead to the approval of the independent execution of this class 1 and cabin crew inspections. Until the end of 2019 I was in my general practice in Alkmaar. I moved to Marne Health Center in Amstelveen on January 1, 2020, to be more central for my new target group.

In addition to flight medical examinations, there is also the possibility to make an appointment with me for customized preventive health checks. These do not belong to insured care, so you must pay for this yourself.

Sign up now class 1 inspections, because the first 10 inspections to be free. A Medical Assessor is a supervisor at these inspections. The next 20 class 1 inspections can count on substantial discounts. After these 30 inspections I am allowed to operate independently after approval of the inspector and I use normal prices.


The (candidate) pilot logs in via the application form on my website, chooses the type of inspection and the day and time that they want to be tested. 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. After completion of the medical examination there will be an advice based on EASA and Dutch Authority guidelines. If there is a special case or if limitations have to be imposed on the medical certificate, the Medical Assessor of the IL and T must do this. After the inspection, direct (digital) payment must be made by debit card or internet banking. I do not work with cash, please keep this in mind.


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 freelancer and I will do both observations and flight 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
Health center Marne
Marne 130
1186 PJ Amstelveen

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