EU Class 3 (ATCOs) Certification

Class 3 Air Traffic Controllers

Please see a handy table which shows you the validation of your Class 3 medical once you have passed your initial medical.

We can then help you when booking a RENEWAL or RE-VALIDATION for a Class 3 ATCO as they are undertaken here at Fit 2 Fly Medicals.

Please click on the ‘Book an appointment’ tab get yourself a date and time for your medical.

Initial Class 3 (ATCO) Medical

For INITIAL issue of a Class 3 Medical Certificate, applicants must be at least 17 years of age.

As part of the licensing requirements anyone wishing to become an Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) will need to obtain a European Class 3 medical certificate as part of the licensing requirements.  The INITIAL medical examination must be carried out at one of the following sites, as quoted from the CAA website:

  1. NATS Aeromedical Centre: Swanwick, Hampshire
  2. NATS Aeromedical Centre: Prestwick, Ayrshire.
  3. London AeMC, 22 Upper Wimpole Street, London W1G 6NB (email: or call 01293 775336)

If all medical requirements are met a medical certificate from any of the following sites above will be handed to you the same day.