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  1. I don't know the answers to those questions. I've actually never seen a waiver from MEPS. In my experience, MEPS just does their thing and then Big Blue decides whether to send you on to compete the FC I. In regards to the FC I, nothing is done ahead of time as far as waivers go. The folks at Wright-Patt will review your case and decide if it makes sense to bring you. If it does, then any required waivers get processed after your eval.
  2. First off, disclaimer. I'm not a pulmonologist. But, I know a little about AF policy. If you had documented asthma after age 12 or 13, I don't believe it's waiverable. Before that age, you're likely going to have to pass either a PFT or MCT or both. I don't know the MEPS process, but for FC I, they are going to want the breathing tests done at Wright-Patt. I know that doesn't directly answer your question, but maybe it helps a little?
  3. I don't see this as being a problem. Get it take out. As long as it heals with no complications, you should be fine. No waiver needed.
  4. Don't sweat it (yet). There are still options.
  5. Some units will buy contacts for their flyers if they choose to, but it's obviously not required. As an active flyer once you've completed UPT, the AF docs should update your contact lens Rx so you can fill it without having to pay for the exam. Current approved lenses are attached. There is actually a newer list, but it hasn't been released. I doubt there will be many deletions, just adding some additional lenses. APPROVED_SCL_2018.pdf
  6. BB, You may be right, I don't work at a UPT base, but I'm of the understanding that if you show up at UPT wearing an approved contact lens and meet all of the vision standards you can use them while flying. They won't fit you with contacts at UPT; only after you complete training. I'll reach out to my colleagues at a UPT base and get the the full story.
  7. I don't think you can find it without a CAC and access to the Knowledge Exchange. I'll pull it down and post it tomorrow.
  8. Probably 4-6 weeks. If it needs to be rushed, it can be much faster than that.
  9. Generally speaking, the AF does not take testing done by civilians. Not 100% of the time, but if the AF has the capability and expertise to perform an evaluation themselves, they will. I've personally seen many cases where a civilian doc will write a glowing report to support a patient who is paying them, despite the findings not supporting their diagnosis.
  10. I don't know if I'd go that far. But, I certainly try to offer the best information I can.
  11. Nope, bad info. IFC I applicants need to take a MCT when indicated.
  12. Currently there are two manufacturers (Innova and NCI). NCI produces the updated test you previously asked about. I'd be surprised if you can find a civilian that has the test. Maybe if they are an AME, but even then the cost of the test is more than most civilians want to stomach.
  13. The new version looks a little different than the CCT from 2015 and uses and slightly different strategy, but it is based on the same science and the results from the two will be very similar.
  14. I'd recommend not taking Andrew Luck.
  15. Yep, second this. We see people coming through the pilot application process who were born and raise in other countries. Not sure if they had more hoops to jump through, but they were accepted into UPT.
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