The history of medical standards in civil aviation dates back to just after World War I when the International Commission on Air Navigation (ICAN) was established following the Paris Air Convention of 1919. The medical handbook part of this document is not a text on aviation medicine, it is merely an introduction to the subject and covers the basic facts that you must have to understand the medical problems associated with flight…




Over the years, guidelines have been produced in the major areas which cause problems with aeromedical certification, namely neurology, cardiology and diabetes. A copy of these guidelines is available in this Handbook. You as AME (Aviation Medical Examiner) are the most important link in the chain of safety in the medical certification process.This book may  help you deal with many of the questions you may be asked and hopefully will encourage you to further study the subject.

** HandBook for Aviation Medical Examiners / Canada 2004
More detailed information on the subject of aviation medicine can be obtained from the following books:
Aviation Medicine – J. Ernsting, A. Nicholson and D. Rainford, Third Edition (1999), Butterworth – Heinemann.
Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine – R. DeHart and J. Davis, Third Edition (2002), Williams and Wilkins.
Clinical Aviation Medicine – R. Raymond, Third Edition (2000), Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, LLC