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 May 03, 2017
Noise Protection
Briefing Leaflet September 18, 2009
Alcohol information for pilots
Briefing Leaflet February 21, 2009
Health preservation
Position Paper December 21, 2012
Smoking and aircrew

Communicable Diseases

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
Briefing Leaflet July 07, 2009
Malaria information for pilots

Radiation

Position Paper February 07, 2018
Protection from Ionizing Radiation

Medical Conditions

Position Paper December 20, 2012
Medical review and appeals procedure
Briefing Leaflet December 02, 2009
Sleep apnoea information for pilots
Briefing Leaflet February 21, 2009
Diabetes
Briefing Leaflet February 21, 2009
Medication & flying

Vision

Briefing Leaflet February 21, 2009
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