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Air Force Flying Physical

Medical Examination Standards


Flying Classes II and III.

Any chronic skin disorder which is severe enough to cause recurrent grounding from flying duties, or is aggravated by or interferes with the wearing of military equipment.

Extensive, deep, or adherent scars which interfere with muscular movements, with the wearing of military equipment, or show a tendency to breakdown.

Atopic dermatitis with active or residual lesions in characteristic areas or a verified history.

Dermatitis herpetiformis.

Eczema which is chronic and resistant to treatment.
Fungus infections of the skin, systemic or superficial, that interfere with duty perfor mance or the wear of life support equipment.

Furunculosis which is extensive, recurrent or chronic.

Hyperhidrosis if chronic or severe.

Leukemia cutis; mycosis fungoides; Hodgkin's disease.

Lichen planus.


Photodermatosis unless due to medication.



Xanthoma if symptomatic or accompanied by hypercholesterolemia or hyperlipopro teinemia.

Chronic urticaria.

Flying Classes 1 and IA. In addition to above, psoriasis or verified history of same.

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


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