Air Force Flight Physical Waivers

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  1. 45Golf

    45Golf Member

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    Good Morning Everyone,

    I'm in excellent shape and medically qualified to pass the Flight Class 1 Physical to qualify for candidacy as a pilot in the Air Force, with one exception:

    Regs state that you can't have "any history of hay fever past age 12" I was diagnosed with Allergic Rihinitis (Hay Fever) at 15. My only aggravants are pet hairs and they cause my eye(s) to become red and/or itchy. It's easily taken care of with loratadine (Claritin). Are waivers available for situations such as this? Thank you.
     
  2. Pima

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    Okay, just have to say one thing. You state you are medically qualified to pass the FAA FC1, and than ask if I can get a waiver because I don't meet this reg.

    If the reg says you are out of reg, than you are not Qd. Either you are Qd or you aren't. It is like a woman saying she might be a little bit pregnant. There is no little bit, either you are or you aren't.

    Now when you go to WPAFB for your physical, the last exam to be signed off is with a flight doc. For fliers they cannot self medicate.

    Would I freak over this? No. I would just expect that they may ask more questions, especially to see if you use products like Afrin.
    There is nothing you can do, but take the exam.

    I would do the following.
    1. Go to baseops.net They have an aviation forum for medical issues.
    2. If KP2001 does not chime in, pm him. KP is a flight doc. They will be your best asset here for your question.
     
  3. hotwheelsearl

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    Never hurts to ask. Don't bury things like this, if they find out later, you'll get royally screwed for integrity violations. Tell the truth, and know your rules.
     
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Hotwheel, you mean like telling then RIGHT AWAY when you suspect you have a heart problem?
     
  5. hotwheelsearl

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    Yes, that was my mistake and I may end up paying for it. I am hoping that OP does not make the same mistake. I messed up, and I don't want others to do the same. Please don't crucify me.
     

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