Rush-Copley Now Offering FAA Physicals for Pilots
Rush-Copley’s Occupational Health Services in Yorkville is now offering FAA physicals for pilots.
All pilots, from the general aviation student to the EAA enthusiast to an airline pilot must receive regular flight physicals. The goal of the physical is to be certain that the pilot is healthy and physically able to pilot an aircraft without being a danger to themselves or passengers. In addition, the physical assures the public that the pilot is fit for flight duties. Flight physicals must be conducted by an Aviation Medical Examiner to ensure that pilots and student pilots are medically fit to perform safety-related duties.
Rush-Copley offers class 3 and class 2 pilot exams.
Class 3—General Aviation Usually conducted for the recreational pilot and the student pilot. Exams are required every three years up to age 40, then every two years. Student pilots must be at least 16 years of age and 17 years of age for a license.
Class 2 —Commercial Aviation Conducted for professional pilots excluding airline transport pilots, flight engineers, flight navigators and air traffic control tower operators. Must be 18 years of age to get exam and license. The exam is required annually.
Exams are by appointment and offered at Rush-Copley Healthcare Center in Yorkville. Please contact the nurse care coordinator at 630-466-3448 for more information or to schedule an appointment.