I'm in the process of trying to get everything together to go to boot camp. The rate that i want is "AET". My question is, what can i expect the flight physical to be like? what all is covered? I'm having this done before i sign anything so that i know if i even qualify for this rate. Thank you.
They'll do a vision test, check for color blind, bloodwork, squeeze your juevo's (if your a dude), check your ticker, blood pressure. If you've had any major surgeries in your life, some of those bring up red flags. Some of the stuff is waiverable. Go to this link and select the 6410.3, it's the aviation medical manual and you can read through it and see what they are looking. The regular CG medical manual is also on that page if you want to read that as well. It's the 6000.1c.
I am looking at aviation ratings as well. I was told by a recruiter that Cape May is no longer performing flight physicals on persons who have not graduated boot camp. Does anyone know where else I can go to have a flight physical? I live in Delaware and am looking to ship out in the first week of June. I would like to have the physical done before basic and I do not mind driving a considerable distance if required.
If you have a guaranteed A school, they will have to do it prior to you leaving boot camp. If you don't have a guaranteed school, then you'll have to do it when you get to your unit. No unit will do one for you without you being stationed there, especially since your not in yet. It's good to be proactive but the CG has it's limits on what it will do for stuff like this. Alot of time is put in to a flight physical so unless they need to do it, they won't because they are too busy.
How long does it take for a flight physical to get approved? I finished up a blood pressure screening about 2 weeks ago and the HS's sent it off to personnel command. I heard it takes about 14-16 weeks. That seems super long. That's another 4 months as a non-rate and it might come back disapproved!?!
Getting your flight physical approved takes some time, but not too much. If your flight surgeon signs off on it as being recommended for aviation duty and you don't have any waivers to wait for, a quick chat with your leading chief (who then can call the Airman detailer) can sometimes expedite the process. If you've got waivers you're applying for... good luck!