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:
(1) Classes 1/1A.
A history of spontaneous pneumothorax.
(2) Classes 2/2F/2S/3.
(a) Single instance
of spontaneous pneumothorax within the last 2 months, and until clinical
evaluation shows complete recovery with full expansion of the lung,
normal pulmonary function, and with no additional lung pathology, or
other contraindication to flying.
(b) Recurrent spontaneous
pneumothorax; waiver may be considered if effectively treated by pleuridesis
and/or pleurectomy with complete recovery and successful completion
of an altitude chamber ride to 18,000 feet.
traumatic, as outlined in a(2)(a) above.
c. Pulmonary tuberculosis
or tuberculous pleurisy; except chemoprophylaxis for tuberculin test
conversion only is not disqualifying.
d. Presence of bullae.
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