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Air Force Flying Physical

Medical Examination Standards


Flying Classes II and III.

Pregnancy or other symptomatic enlargement of the uterus due to any cause. Preg nancy waivers for trained flying personnel may be requested under the following guidelines: the request is voluntary and must be initiated by the crewmember with concurrence by the squadron commander, flight surgeon, and obstetrician. Physiological training is waived during pregnancy; flying is restricted to pressurized multi-crew, multi-engine, non-ejection seat aircraft; and crew- members are released from all mobility commitments. The waiver is valid for the 13th through 24th week of gestation.

NOTE: Refer to AFRCI 48-101 for further guidance on unit assigned reservists.

Chronic symptomatic vaginitis.

Chronic salpingitis or oophoritis.

Symptomatic uterine fibroids.

Ovarian cysts.

All symptomatic congenital abnomialities of the reproductive system.

Dysmenorrhea, if incapacitating to a degree which necessitates recurrent absences of more than a few hours from routine duty.

Gross irregularity of the menstrual cycle. Menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, polymenorrhea, or amenorrhea.

Menopausal syndrome, either physiologic or surgical, if manifested by more than mild constitutional or psychological symptoms.

Endometriosis, if symptomatic or controlled medically.

Malposition of the uterus, if symptomatic.

Vulvitis, chronic.

Flying Class I and IA. In addition to above, history of endometriosis.

Information derived from Air Force Instruction 48-23, Current as of Dec 2000.


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