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Everything posted by stuckindayton

  1. Probably 4-6 weeks. If it needs to be rushed, it can be much faster than that.
  2. 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.
  3. I don't know if I'd go that far. But, I certainly try to offer the best information I can.
  4. Nope, bad info. IFC I applicants need to take a MCT when indicated.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I'd recommend not taking Andrew Luck.
  8. 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.
  9. The CCT is the only test that will determine your status. The other tests are only done for comparison/correlation purposes. If you pass the CCT and bomb the others it is not held against you, you still pass.
  10. IFC IA (CSO) do not come to Wright-Patt for MFS. It is only require for pilot and RPA pilot applicants.
  11. I would expect you would still take the PFT/MCT at Wright-Patt. If you are waiverable (i.e. childhood asthma only, normal PFT/MCT), then I would anticipate a waiver would be approved.
  12. I don't know if you are screwed are not, but will confirm with 100% certainty that any records from the USAFA medical center will be available to the folks at WP.
  13. Being on Tricare, but seeing a civilian provider will probably not show up in any records. Seen on base, then it's in AHLTA and will be readily available. I wouldn't sweat it. A lot of people come through with history of concussions. If it happened a year ago, then it might be a problem since I believe there is a mandatory wait time after concussion. But eleven years ago, not so much to worry about. You may get a MRI to make sure there was no permanent damage, but if that's normal I wouldn't expect any issue.
  14. To add to what AFSock said, Electronics- We were provided a transformer for US electronics, e.g. kitchen appliances, TV. Found it to be more of a pain than it's worth. Laptops are generally 240 V compatible, but for those items that aren't we found it easier to just buy stuff when that could be plugged directly into the socket. The transformers are bulky, heavy and hum pretty loud. They are not just something you plug into the socket between your item and the electrical grid. They are a small electric sub-station on their own- probably ended up costing us a bit of money to use them as well. Car- Left hand drive is a pain. Harder to navigate roundabouts since you yield to the right you're always looking across the windshield and the front passenger side barrier gets in the way. Plus, the British are anal about auto regulations. There's a good chance you'll have to have exterior lights moved around to meet their specs. Not expensive, but as AFSock said, there are plenty of used cars available from people PCSing out. We paid around 3000 pounds for a used car and pretty much sold it for the same when we left. Also, as mentioned, roads and parking lots are small. And it's fun (for the first few months) to go and open the left hand door only to realize that you are on the wrong side of the car. One other word of advice based on personal experience. Keep a careful on when they are unpacking your items. We had a couple of things go missing even though we saw them get unpacked. The UK was frustrating in many ways, but overall it was a good experience. It's like learning to live all over again since everything seems to be backwards.
  15. Astro, Guard and Reserve have to meet the same medical standards and process through the exact certification folks when applying since they are trained at active duty bases. Once you complete training, then you are owned by ANG/AFRC, but until then you are treated the same as active duty.
  16. With -4.00 sphere and -0.75 cylinder, your total myopia is -4.75. It sucks to be over the limit by 0.25, but that's why you were DQ'd. Threeholer was correct, if you want to fly PRK or LASIK is your friend.
  17. At -4.00 you meet the CSO standard based on current policy. Are there numbers after the -4.00 in your refraction? If so those are added to the -4.00 and might be putting you over the limit. See page 725 of the waiver guide link posted previously.
  18. OK, then maybe my response was premature. I'm not sure I can give you a good answer. I haven't seen waivers or disqualifications for IBS-C. All of the IBS cases I've seen are for the "D" variant which don't get approved.
  19. I'm confused. You're asking about the waiverability of a medical condition you don't have?
  20. For someone applying to a flying position, I'd think the odds of a waiver are not good. IBS and flying are just not compatible.
  21. I hope not. The Konan CCT takes longer to run and it occasionally fails people who have normal color vision because it penalizes a person so severely when they miss a stimulus they should have seen (i.e. finger error, brain fart- you press left when you meant to press right). The Rabin CCT is calibrated every week to ensure the monitors are producing the correct colors. So, if the monitor drifts slightly over time, the software adjusts the color to get the desired output.
  22. For IFC I, no I would not expect a waiver.
  23. Jon, USAFSAM has no authority to offer a positive recommendation for anyone who exceeds waiver limits. They essentially interpret the policy for the waiver authority. AFMSA (and AETC) have the authority to waive anything they want. They usually follow the written policy, but not in every case. I don't know what they will do in this case as there are very few people who have refractive surgery with refractive errors above +5.00. At this point, there seems little harm in starting an ETP. I don't see it having any impact on your medical disposition. You are technically still DQ'd so an ETP can be initiated (it can't be if your disposition is still in limbo). If AFMSA comes around and offers a waiver then you d/c the ETP process.
  24. That is a really dated link. I could refer you to the current MSD (Medical Standards Directory), but it requires a CAC. All I can tell you is that -3.00 on a cycloplegic exam is the limit for IFC I for the AF. PM if you want more information.
  25. No, standard is still 55 or better for each eye / all colors with the exception of MOD which can go down to 35.
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