The below disqualifying
conditions are in addition to the disqualifying conditions listed in
Medical Accessions Medical Guide. Unlike medical waivers
to join the military, medical waivers for aviation duty are much harder
to come by.
The causes for medical
unfitness for flying duty Classes 1/1A/2/2F/2S/3 are:
Abdominal fistula or sinus.
b. Small and large intestine.
(1) History of bowel resection for any cause, with the exception
History of any procedures for the relief of intestinal obstruction,
adhesions, or intussusception, with the
exception of uncomplicated pylorotomy or intussusception in childhood.
(3) History of functional bowel syndrome (irritable colon), megacolon,
diverticulitis, diverticulosis with complications,
regional enteritis (Crohn’s disease), ulcerative colitis, or proctitis.
c. Hepato-pancreato-biliary tract.
(1) Enlargement of the liver, except when the liver function
tests are normal and the condition does not appear to be
caused by active disease.
Cholecystectomy until recovery is complete or history of sequelae to
d. History of gastrointestinal bleeding. This excludes
minor bleeding from hemorrhoids or acute rectal fissure.
Flight Class Medical Examinations are:
1 - Warrant Officer Aviation Duty Applicants
Class 1A - Commissioned Officer Aviation Duty Applicants
Class 2 - Current Aviators, Current Student Aviators, and Previous
Aviators Returning to Aviation Service
Class 2F - Flight Surgeons, Including Those in Flight Surgeon Training
Class 2S - MOS 13F, Assigned to Aerial Fire Support Observer Duty
Class 3 - Non Rated Soldiers who Participate in Regular Flights (Crew
Chiefs, Gunners, UAV Operators, etc.)
Class 4 -
Air Traffic Control
Army Regulation 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness