|Army Aviation Medical Standards|
The below disqualifying conditions are in addition to the disqualifying conditions listed in the Military 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:
b. Motion sickness.
c. History of gravitational force intolerance below 5+Gz as manifested by gray-out, black-out, or gravity-induced loss of consciousness.
d. Drugs, medications, alcohol beverages, immunizations, blood donations, diving, and other exogenous factors in accordance with the guidelines established in AR 40–8 and APL, Medications.
e. For 2 hours following unprotected exposure to temporary incapacitating (riot control) agents or until all symptoms of eye and/or respiratory tract irritation disappears, whichever is longer, and until risk of secondary exposure from contaminated skin, clothing, equipment, or aircraft structures has been eliminated through cleansing, decontamination, change of clothing and equipment, or other measures. In no case will both the pilot and copilot be deliberately exposed at the same time unless one is wearing adequate protective equipment.
f. History of exposure to chemical (other than riot control agents), biological, and nuclear weapons until reviewed by the Aviation Medicine Approving Authority.
g. Presence of HIV–1 or antibody. (Civilian employees: Normally, neither applicants for employment nor current employees may be required to be tested for the presence of the HIV antibody. Civilian employees are not disqualified based solely on the presence of the HIV virus. See AR 600–110 and ATB 2, Army Flight Surgeon’s Administrative Guide.)
h. Chronic fatigue syndrome.
j. Other diseases and conditions that, based upon sound aeromedical principles, may in any way affect or compromise the individual’s health or well-being, flying safety, or mission completion. The local Flight Surgeon (FS) will make the initial determination and recommendations to the individual’s commander. The Aviation Medicine Approving Authority will make the final determination of medical fitness for flying duty.
Specific Flight Class Medical Examinations are:
Derived from Army Regulation 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness