Pilot Health

Fitness to Fly Guide

Professional pilots face unique demands in their work and personal life that affect their medical certification and personal wellbeing. This guide has been created by ICAO in cooperation with IFALPA, IATA, and other experts, to inform pilots on known health risk factors and how to reduce them.

This is a preview of the ICAO Fitness to Fly guide which is available for purchase from ICAO.

Maintaining Good Health

Briefing Leaflet December 11, 2019
Alcohol Information for Pilots
Position Paper December 11, 2019
Smoking and Aircrew
Briefing Leaflet May 03, 2017
Noise Protection
Briefing Leaflet February 21, 2009
Health preservation

Communicable Diseases

Briefing Leaflet December 11, 2019
Malaria Information for Pilots
Safety Bulletin June 29, 2016
Information for Travellers on Zika Virus
Briefing Leaflet October 15, 2014
Ebola Virus information for pilots
Briefing Leaflet December 02, 2009
Yellow fever information for pilots

Radiation

Position Paper February 07, 2018
Protection from Ionizing Radiation
Briefing Leaflet December 11, 2019
Aircrews and Ionizing Radiation

Medical Conditions

Briefing Leaflet December 17, 2019
Medication and Flying
Briefing Leaflet December 11, 2019
Sleep Apnea Information for Pilots
Position Paper June 03, 2019
Insulin Treatment & Flying
Position Paper December 20, 2012
Medical review and appeals procedure

Vision

Briefing Leaflet December 11, 2019
Ocular Hazards of UV Exposure
Briefing Leaflet February 21, 2009
Vision & colour perception

Other Publications

Position Paper December 05, 2018
Cabin Fumes
Briefing Leaflet December 05, 2018
Cabin Fumes
Briefing Leaflet December 05, 2018
Pregnancy and Flying