Medical Examinations

The FAA requires all students and pilots to obtain a medical certificate. This is a simple physical that is administered by an Aviation Medical Examiner and must be obtained as soon as possible when you start your flight training. Simply make an appointment with one of the AME's listed below.

You will need photo identification. To save time during the examination, it is helpful if you arrive with a list of any visits to a health provider in the previous three years, a list of all medications (prescription and over-the-counter) and the dosages. Your medical certificate is also your student pilot's certificate (a learner's permit, if you will), so you will be required to complete an application. Please arrive early to your appointment.

You will be required to indicate any moving automobile violations and any reportable involvement in the use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Keep in mind that any false or misleading information entered on the application can be grounds for suspension and/or revocation of an airman certificate.

Aviation Medical Examiners
Dr. Bradley Waite
Westcare Clinic
Olympia, WA
(360) 357-9392
Dr. William Underdown
Kitsap Family Medicine
623 NE Riddell Rd. Ste #103
Bremerton, WA 98310
(360) 377-3885
Dr. Ludwig (2nd and 3rd class)
Dr. Karl Hadley (1st, 2nd, and 3rd class)
19245 7th Ave.
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-4462
Dr. Lance Christiansen
401 Cowlitz
PO Box 399
Toledo, WA 98591
(360) 866-4400
(800) 669-3162
Dr. Gary Pingrey
4700 Pt. Fosdick Bldg. #202
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1706
(253) 851-5121
Dr. Tim J. Weber
Shelton Family Medicine
939 Mountain View Dr.
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 426-2653
Dr. Nick Uraga
4703 Pacific Hwy East
Fife, WA 98424-2638
(253) 922-9570
Dr. Kevin O'Keefe
2203 Airport Way South #210
Boeing Field
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 682-2234
Dr. Donald G. Bliss
(360) 895-1767
2nd and 3rd Class Medicals Only