A big loss for European aviation medicine world
Per Harald Aarva was born 28.01.1939 in Rørås, Norway. He studied medicine in Göttingen, Germany where he graduated in 1968. He became a specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology in 1980, and occupational medicine in 1994.
He was Chief Medical Officer of CAA Norway from 1982 until 2009, and a Member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine from 1994. He was a participant in many ICASM congresses, and was central in the organization of the ICASM congress in Oslo in 1997.
He was respected by Norwegian pilots for his clarity and fairness in aeromedical decision-making, and by colleagues and friends as a knowledgeable and wise professional and leader and as a true gentleman.
Per Harald Aarva was also a keen musician, playing violin and viola in a district symphony orchestra.
He passed away on 13.01.2022, leaving his wife Bodil, three daughters and 2 grandchildren.