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:
of any etiology.
(1) Males with a hematocrit (HCT) less than 40 percent, or females
with an HCT less than 37 percent; or
(2) If a complete hematologic evaluation results in the diagnosis
of physiologic anemia, or anemia due to sickle cell trait or beta thalassemia
minor; males with a HCT less than 38 percent, or females with a
HCT less than 35 percent.
of immunodeficiency diseases.
of splenectomy. For any reason, except trauma.
(1) Acute, superficial thrombophlebitis until resolved.
(2) History of deep vein thrombophlebitis, thrombosis of any deep
vessel, or thromboembolism.
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