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  1. stuckindayton

    Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    I think they normally say 4 to 6 weeks, but I believe AETC (the MAJCOM responsible for stamping physicals) is a little behind so it could be a little longer than that right now. It's also possible it's been stamped and your folks haven't notified you yet. Anyone in the medical department should be able to check on the status by going into the electronic database called PEPP. I don't know if recruiters can access that.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    Here's the new policy. Sorry, I realize this is a month old, but I didn't get the notification that you asked the question until yesterday.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    No, waivers are recorded in a website called AIMWTS. It is a portal application, but I presume access is limited to the medical folks and waiver authority.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    It's in the Medical Standards Directory. Anyone with access to the Knowledge Exchange (KX) can access it, but I haven't found a non CAC site where it lives. The date was May 24th, 2018 so if you find anything older it's not relevant. I'd post it, except that if it hasn't been posted previously perhaps the AF doesn't want it online (and I don't want to lose my job). I'll post just the references to refractive surgery and depth perception when I get back on a CAC computer.
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    Shots fired at Wright Patt

    It was all about nothing. Someone at the medical center called 911 due to a suspected active shooter that didn't exist. The only shot(s) fired was some security forces dude who shot out a locked door during the security sweep. Is that SOP? Both sides of base (area A and B) were on lock down for about three hours, which meant you pretty much weren't allowed to leave your office. I can't even begin to estimate how many labor hours were wasted yesterday.
  6. The USAFA is having a hard time (or can't) fill their pilot allocations.
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    USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    Yes, I would expect the phorias to be waived for RPA training and then the waiver retired when you become an RPA Pilot.
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    USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    GDAL is right (as usual). RPA Pilot has no depth perception standard, but during RPA training you must meet FC II (Pilot) standards, which does include depth perception because you are doing manned flight. The waiver authority has said they will waive this every time so you can get to be an RPA and then retire the waiver.
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    USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    RPA has no depth perception requirement.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    I hope they are positive too. I must come across as a huge naysayer on this forum, but I'm only trying to make sure people don't get their hopes up too high only to get turned away late in the process. Best of luck!
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    Just make sure they use Cyclopentolate and not Tropicamide/Phenylephrine (which is what is typically used). They will likely yield different results.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    I should have mentioned this previously. The AF changed the CCT standard to 55 for each cone. So you don't need perfect color vision. There's really not a good correlation between CCT and Ishihara. If you meet the refractive standards, there may be some hope in getting a CCT score that's within standard (55 or above on each cone type).
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    Gatsby, I could be wrong, but I highly suspect that the contrast and chromaticity (i.e. color co-ordinates) of the letters seen in that print are not the same as what would be presented on the actual test. Thus, they don't fully isolate the cones so your "weak" cone is not actually being tested. In my experience people don't fail Ishihara and pass CCT. Also, if you are wearing a +3.00 and +2.50 contact lens, then I would expect that your refractive error is more hyperopic than what you are wearing. The measurement for refractive error is taken under cycloplegic (dilated) conditions, which paralyzes the accommodative muscles and typically yields more hyperopia than what a person will wear comfortably under non-dilated conditions. If I had to guess, I would think your left eye may be pushing the hard limit of +4.00. That's easy enough to determine. Have a doc dilate your eyes with two drops of 1% Cyclopentolate and see how much power you need to see 20/20. If it's over +4.00, it's a DQ without waiver potential. I don't mean to be giving you a bunch of bad news, but that's my best guess.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    Sorry, I missed this. I cleared out some of my box so send away.
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    All true. PRK/LASIK no longer requires a waiver as long as no complications. There is still a mandatory 6 month period between surgery and when you can get an IFC I. This was basically just a formality. Everyone got indefinite waivers (for the most part). Depth perception standard now 40 arc secs instead of 25. It really has little impact on who gets in, it just means fewer people need waivers because the waiver criteria didn't change. There were other changes related to eyes/vision, but they weren't as significant.
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