USAF Flying Class 1 - AFROTC

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  1. hdglyde

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    Hello, I received my pilot slot this year as a 300. I'm scheduled to go to Wright Pat for my Flight physical soon and I wanted to know if anyone knew any information on it. My concern is that I'm a daily user of workout supplements like, whey protein, amino acids, glutamine, pre-workout supplments like; C4 Extreme. I've done some reading and found that having high levels of protein may be a red flag so I'm worried about how this would affect me at my physical. What are the tests done there that may be related to your body/blood levels. Does taking a lot of C4 cause any red flags? I know that a few years back C4 contained 1,3-Dimethylamylamine which will show up on a drug test as being positive for bad drugs. Thankfully, C4 have already fixed their pre-workout supplement and took that ingredient out so do I have anything to worry about? C4 is currently legit now since I've seen it sold at the bx but I still worry. I lift weights 4-5 times a week so I'm always on fitness supplements. I've decided to stop taking everything 2 weeks up to it and maybe it won't affect anything to be on the safe side.
     
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    I don't know the answer, you might want to post this on the DoDMERB thread or base ops.net. for a more definitive answer.

    I just wanted to say you may want to re-think your training program because once at IFS and UPT you will be lucky to find time to do it 2x a week. Sunday through Friday night is all about studying and chair flying. There will be days that will be 12 hours long (academics and flying) only to get done and go home to study or mission plan for the next day.

    People are not exaggerating when they say there is really very little personal time besides eating dinner during the week, especially if you want fighters.

    Also just because the BX sells it doesn't mean that it is approved for rated members. I.E. they sell NyQuil, but rated personnel are not allowed to use anything more than aspirin for over the counter meds.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! I'll keep that in mind if I get pass my Flight physical and everything goes according to plan. I've heard it is extremely demanding as you've said so I'll just have to stay on it when the time comes.

    Ah you are right than, I've seen a few stuff sold at the BX at the supplements store that are questionable. Thanks for the tip!

     
  4. Pima

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    If I recall, rated are considered PRP. I think that is the acronym.

    If I recall correctly the 1st day is about blood work and EKGs. The second day is eyes, ears, dental. If your EKG results are not within the parameters than they will give you an EEG(?) on day two. The third day is meeting up with the flight doc and reviewing the records plus the once over for the AF commissioning exam.

    The doc may tell you unofficially that you are good to go, but the FC1 is not DoDMERB it is an FAA exam. That paperwork comes about 6 weeks later.

    That is at least how it went down for his physical back in 11. I also recall that DS had to hand carry his entire medical records with him. He was an AF dependent of an AF flier, so the flight doc had them converted into a CD ROM. He hand carried the disc, if you have a family doc, and they still want your medical records, during spring break ask the doc to convert them to a ROM.

    When you are in the AF you will do an annual physical, it rotates each year between the long and a short. Putting it out there that from here on out everything you put in your body will be part of your life year after year.
     
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  5. kevster

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    I had the same question before I left for mine. Be safe with it. About 1 month out stop taking everything other than protein. 2 weeks out stop the protein. Something being in the BX has little bearing on what is allowed for a FC1 and there are different standards from AFSC to AFSC. Creatine is allowed for some people (the AF has people who are involved in competitive bodybuilding) but pilots can't touch it.


    For the FC1 be very mindful of what you eat leading up to it. We had a few guys who needed to retest in due to them dieting incorrectly and they had to stay longer and to more tests. When you are at the FC1 you wan't to get in and out as quickly as you can. The less time you are there and the less tests that they do = a much better chance of passing that thing. You certainly don't need to freak out over it but get in, get out, and don't be noticed.
     

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