Colorblindness

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by brettski777, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. brettski777

    brettski777 New Member

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    I am a colorblind high school student, will I be able to join the airforce academy/ eventually fly?
     
  2. Pima

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    That question needs to be moved to the DodMerb forum. There are levels and nobody here on the AFA forum can give you that answer.

    Go to DodMerb and post it there. MullenLE will be able to give you the best advice and approach regarding your issue.

    In a general response yes you can fly and be color blind, BUT AGAIN, nobody knows your parameters, so to say yes or no for you would be wrong.
     
  3. Rage_14

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    Just a side note, flying is a great goal. I want to fly A-10s more than anything, but if that is your sole reason for coming here then you might want to reconsider. Not trying to be rude, but it would be a long 4 years here if thats all you want out of it.
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I really hope you simply miswrote here.

    NO, NO, NO, NO. This is incorrect. You cannot fly if you are colorblind. There are no "parameters" when it comes to being colorblind you either are or you aren't when it comes to red/green. You either pass the appropriate tests with the cutoff score or you don't.

    Here is the AFI (I'm not even AF and found it)

    AFI48-123
    6.44.10.2. Flying Class IA/II/III: Must possess normal color vision as demonstrated by passing the approved PIP I and PIP II.
     
  5. Pima

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    I mis-wrote. The 2 people I know who for lack of purpose stated that they were deemed color blind by the Navy, but the AF took them.

    When I stated parameters, I meant whatever is the reg required by the AF. As you stated, it is a red/green issue and they must pass certain tests. To me that means you must meet a level, and I was probably wrong to say parameters because that caused confusion.

    My bad.
     

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