Aviation Cardiology Services

We provide a comprehensive aviation cardiology service to assist:

Professional Pilots
General Aviation Pilots
Aeromedical Examiners
Air Traffic Controllers
Cabin Crew
Dr Jonathan Timperley
Aviation ECG Reporting​
Pilot, ATC and Cabin Crew Medicals
Dr Jonathan Timperley is a consultant cardiologist, CAA approved aermoedical examiner, pilot and served in the Royal Air Force for 20 years, retiring from the service as the Lead Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for the RAF ECG Management System.
We provide a high quality, rapid, electronic service for the reporting of the "Requires Over Read" ECG for Class 1,2 and 3 medicals. ECGs are reported in accordance with the CAA guidelines and an CAA Form  108 is returned usually within 6 working hours. Each report includes specific advice on further management frrom an aviation cardiology expert.
As a class 1 AME, Dr Timperley is able to undertake initial, renewal/revalidation of class 2 and LAPL, and renewal/revalidation of class 1 and class 3 medicals. For pilots with cardiology issues requiring a consultant cardiologist opiinion to maintain certifcation, he is able to combine a medical with a cardiology review. Dr Timperley is also available to perform medicals for cabin crew.
Cardiac Investigations
Cardiology Opinions
ECG Interpretation Training
One of the commonest reasons for an AME being unable to issue a medical certification is an abnormality found on the ECG. The CAA often require a number of investigations in order to obtain or maintain certification. We are able to offer all investigations required by the CAA and for the common investigations are able to perform all of these during one visit. For pilots requiring a 24 hour ECG we can post that to an AME for fitting, and the pilot can post the monitor for reading.
For aircrew and air traffic controllers who do have a cardiology condition, Dr TImperley is able to give specialist opinions in line with EASA and CAA guidlines. As well as giving cardiology opinons he is also able to give advice in difficult cases where a pilot or controller may be considering an appeal against a decision.
We are now able to offer an expert two day course in ECG Interpretation. This course is idea for all healthcare professionals who to improve their skill at ECG interpreation, including doctors (hospital and GP), AMEs, nurses, cardiac technicians, paramedics and physician associates.
Aviation Cardiology Services
Medico-legal Work
Useful Links
Dr Timperley is an expert in all areas of general cardiology, rhythm management, device therapy and aviation cardiology. Dr Timperley can prepare medico-legal reports as an expert witness. He has undertaken formal training in report writing (Bond Solon) and accepts instructions within his area of expertise. 
Here are a number of useful links for aircrew, controllers and AMEs.
Latest News
  1. 26-27 MAR 18
    The First Northampton ECG Course will run on 26-27 March 2018. This exciting course will be an excellent way for GPs, AME, junior doctors, nurses and physician associates to improve their interpretation skills.
  2. 25 AUG 16
    CAA - New ANO
    The new Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016 comes into force today. It provides the foundation for a simpler and more proportionate approach to the regulation of many GA activities that fall under national (and not European) regulation.
  3. 9 SEP 16
    Advice on Galaxy 7 Phones
    Following issues Samsung has identified with its Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone, the UK Civil Aviation Authority advises airline passengers intending to travel with this phone to ensure it remains switched off for the duration of the flight. The phone should be carried in hand baggage and should not be charged during the flight. Passengers who own the Galaxy Note 7 model should refer to the manufacturer's website
  4. 2 DEC 17
    Night and IFR approval for Permit to Fly aircraft following CAA-LAA agreement
    Aircraft operating under a Permit to Fly airworthiness approval, and overseen by the Light Aircraft Association (LAA), can now be authorised to fly at night or under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
  5. 16 FEB 17
    8.33 kHz radio funding applications now being received
    The funding is designed to help GA pilots and private aircraft owners switch to 8.33 kHz radios by 1 January 2018.
  6. 3 MAR 17
    CAA statement regarding the AAIB’s final report on the Shoreham Air Show accident CAA statement regarding the AAIB’s final report on the Shoreham Air Show accident
    Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the CAA, said: The thoughts of those at the CAA remain with the families and friends of everyone affected by this terrible tragedy at this difficult time. This was the first fatal air show accident involving members of the public in the UK for over 60 years.
  7. 26-27 MAR 2018
    Northampton ECG Course FOM CPD Accreditation
    The Northampton ECG Course is now accredited for 11.5 CPD points from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. https://my.fom.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=131
  8. 2 FEB 2018
    Pilot guilty of Red Arrows infringement
    The pilot of a microlight aircraft has pleaded guilty to infringing the temporary restricted airspace established around a Red Arrows' display at Duxford aerodrome last year, following a prosecution by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Anthony Hope, 52, from Bedfordshire, had forced the famous RAF display team to break-off their high-speed aerobatic routine at the Flying Legends Air Show on 9 July 2017. Mr Hope claimed to be aware of the NOTAM published in advance to notify pilots of the event, but due to poor timekeeping flew directly into the display's airspace in his Quik GT450 aircraft. The display could only be restarted once Mr Hope's aircraft had left the restricted airspace. Rob Gratton, Principal Airspace Regulator at the CAA, said: ”Restricted Airspace, in this case, was established for the safety of the public, the aircraft and the crews. This was an example of poor planning and execution of a flight by a pilot whose actions were resolved by the Red Arrows pilots who, at the time, were operating under high workload, carrying out high speed formation manoeuvres. We will continue to work with the wider aviation industry to reduce the number of airspace infringements that occur throughout the United Kingdom.”