Dr Eleanor Ivory MA ( Cantab)  MB BChir MRCGP FRCSEd – UK CAA  AME 332275L

Dr Eleanor Ivory qualified from Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School.

She specialised in Accident and Emergency Medicine and has been a CAA Authorised Medical Examiner since 2004.


On the 7th October 1997 and 11am she had a trial flying lesson at Oxford Aviation Training,  The rest as they say is history.  Totally smitten with aviation she signed up for a PPL the same day. This was followed by an IMC rating.  Shortly afterwards she joined Oxford Aviation Training on the first modular residential ground school course for CPL/IR training.  Commercial flying training was completed during a period of industry downturn.

For the next two years she returned to medicine but with an aviation interest.  Working both as an air ambulance doctor and medical office for NATS based at the control tower at London Heathrow.  Patience and determination were finally rewarded by a commercial flying job as a First Officer for BMIBABY on the Boeing 737.  She moved to BMI on the Airbus A320 in 2006 flying from Heathrow.  Flying part-time has allowed a continuous active involvement in aviation medicine.  Eleanor moved to British Airways in July 2012 as a Senior First Office on the A320. Current post with British Airways is as  a part – time Aeromedical Examiner with BA Health Services.

Other Activities

Trustee and volunteer Medical Advisor for Flying Scholarships for Disabled People.  Founded in memory of Sir Douglas Bader, this wonderful charity aims to inspire and change lives  ‘through the medium of flight’. More information

Chairman of the BALPA (British Airline Pilots Association) Operational Aviation Medical Group up to July 2014.  This group works for the benefit of BALPA members to provide evidenced based aviation medical information, education and advice for pilots. More information.

Honorary Secretary and Appraiser for the Association of Aviation Medical Examiners up to April 2014. This educational charity and association provides continuous professional development and support for aviation medical examiners. More information


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    Tel: 07836 363085  Email: eleanoraivory@aol.com

    Westalls Meadow, Hyde Lane, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1JN