Both Dr. Zaid and Dr. Shively are an aviation medical examiner in Novi, certified to take care of pilots by the Federal Aviation Administration. If you need a medical certificate to fly a plane, please contact our office to meet one of our Novi Aviation Medical Examiners. We are certified to perform all classes of certificates.
Dr. Robert Zaid is a Senior aviation medical examiner and can perform an exam that can lead to approval of a Class I Certificate.
If you would like us to call you, feel free to click here and request an appointment and one of our staff will contact you.
This is required for Commercial Pilots; Flight Engineers; Flight Navigators; and Air Traffic Control Tower Operators.
A second class medical certificate will be required if you plan to go on and get a commercial pilot certificate. It is valid for one year, after which it expires as a second class medical certificate. But it then converts to a third class medical certificate for the remainder of the time. The requirements for a second class certificate are a bit stricter than that for a third class certificate.
How do I know what class certificate I need?
A first class medical certificate is required for an Airline Transport Pilot. It is valid for one year if you are less than age 40 before the date of the exam, and 6 months if you are older than 40. We are authorized to perform Class I exams.e over 40.
A third class medical certificate is probably the type you will need initially, and perhaps forever. It is good for a private pilot. It is valid for three years if you are less than age 40 before the date of the exam, and two years if you are over 40.
We charge a standard fee for a basic exam and may charge more if direct communication with the FAA is necessary. In addition, depending on your health status, there may be additional workup that is mandated by FAA protocols.
Class 1 Certificate | $200.00 (includes ekg and required labs)
Class 2, 3 Certificate | $150.00 (no ekg needed, required labs)
We prefer that you use the FAA’s electronic submission system called MedExpress for your medical history.
Before your exam:
- Fill out your history using MedExpress
- Let us know if you have any previous special issuances or SODA’s on file.
- Bring with you a photo ID
We are more than happy to help you speed up processing of your file and if it needs to be reviewed with the FAA we will call them directly. The more prepared you are for the visit, the faster we can accomplish this for you.