Cheiron medical is a specialist medical consultacy set up by Dr Bruce Alexander.
I learned to fly in South Africa and obtained my PPL(A) in 1975. I gained a Commercial license with ME and IF in 1981 and PPL(H) in 1990 and served with the South African Air Force from 1992 when I was awarded my SAAF Wings, flying as a Commando Pilot with the SAAF 105 Squadron based in Durban until relocating to the UK in 1999.
I currently share a 1941 Luscombe 8A (Beryl) based at Farthing Corner (EGMF) and recently completed building a Rotorway 162F/ Talon Hybrid helicopter.
I was accredited by the South African CAA as a designated AME in 1980 and senior designated AME in 1985. I received UK CAA/ JAA AME Class 2 examiner status in 2006 and Class 1 status in 2007. My qualifications allow me to carry out medical examinations for UK, European (ATCO), EASA and South African Class One, Two and Three certificates.
I was awarded post graduate degrees in Family Medicine in 1991 and Occupational Medicine in 1997. Apart from many years in General Practice, including rural clinics serviced by air (fixed wing and helicopter) my practice has involved several contracts in occupational medicine in industries ranging from speciality chemicals to dissolving pulp, paper and poultry farms and abbattoirs. I am currently Medical Director for Air Products PLC with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East Africa and Asia.
Additional areas of expertise include numerous qualifications in the field of In Vitro Toxicology (Non-animal testing of cosmetic and chemical products) and accreditation as a Safety Assessor of Cosmetic Products in the European Union. I have a special interest in occupational and commercial aspects of skin allergy.