Flight Physical AFROTC

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  1. natehanibal

    natehanibal Member

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    Hello,

    I have my Flight Physical at Wright-Patt AFB in a few weeks and I was wondering if there is anyone on here who has gone through the flight physical there? I am scheduled to be there for 5 days. Will I be tested every day? Will I have a chance to visit the museum there?

    Any additional info will help. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Zero

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    I was there last year, your scheduled for the "week" but it can end early. The nurses will release you and tell you when your good to go each day and let you know when your finished completely. I suggest you bring a laptop/ipad. There is a lot of sitting around and waiting, though they do have movies playing for you in the waiting areas. Some people were able to reschedule their flights to earlier times but that has to be done through your NCO's/eagle. Also don't "plan" on being done early, some have to stay late. It completely depends on what issues you have, if any. Also you should have plenty of time to go to the museum (Don't forget to go to the R/D part on base). Some of our guys went after a short day and others went on Friday after we finished. You will have a van or two for the groups, some who live close may have cars, but you can rent a car on your own if you want (no your orders wont cover it). If you have any other specific questions let me know.

    Edit: To answer you question about testing. We were tested for 3-4 days, not much accomplished 1st day, 2nd day was all day, 3rd day till about 3pm some went back for 4th day.
     
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  3. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    Sunday - You show up at Dayton Airport. Take the Wright-Patt Shuttle which leaves every 30 minutes. It's cheaper and they do give a receipt that looks legitimate. Check into the Wright-Patt Inn. There's a shuttle at the inn that takes you to the DFAC for dinner. At the DFAC you would need to simply sign a sign in sheet that says you're a ROTC cadet but if things changed in two months carry a copy of your orders. Buy any toiletries you need at the BX across the parking lot. Go to sleep early.
    Monday - Show up at the front of the inn lobby at 0630. There should be two groups one that will go do lab work at the hospital across the street and the other going to do the EKG at the main office. Eventually everyone will congregate at the main physical office. You will do dental work today as the dentist is only available on Monday. You may do the SAT type testing, eye exam, ear exam, medical history, heart pressure, EKG. There's a starbucks on the second floor that you can buy coffee/breakfast.
    Tuesday - Anything you didn't do on Monday you will do it today. You will also meet the flight doc and dilate your eyes. Depending on who your technician is you may get everything done on Tuesday or have to wait for Wednesday to finish everything.
    Wednesday - Finish anything else you need done. By this time more than half the people have made changes to leave on Thursday or even in the afternoon.

    The most likely case for staying out to Thursday is due to the fact that you were last in eye dilation or you have something pop up that needs retesting. If you want to go to the museum ask the technician if you can use the van as in some of the groups were able to do so (My technician clearly said to NOT use the van for dining off base though).

    Note: There's no wifi so there's no use for a laptop. We ended up watching 90s movies most of the time. Don't watch Forrest Gump in the optometrist waiting room! If you are also going home early in the morning (around 6am) call Clean Cab the night before.
     
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  4. natehanibal

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    Thank you both so much for the replies. This has answered all of my questions and given me more of an idea what to expect. I really appreciate it!
     
  5. Zero

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    Alpha we brought laptops and plugged them into the projector and tv and watched this decades movies. But we also watched forest gump lol.
     
  6. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    If I remember the projector stopped working or we just stopped trying to turn it on. Either way it wouldn't hurt to bring a laptop full of movies and a VGA cable if you have them lying around.
     

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