USAFSAM - FCI - FAQ and Contacts

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Aeromedical Consult Service
Medical Flight Standards Home Page
Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Here at Medical Flight Standards, we trust you will find our services professional and courteous.  If you have questions regarding your upcoming appointment or general information about the IFC I and/or MFS process, please e-mail us at:  usafsam.med.flt.scr@us.af.mil
 
Office hours: 0700-1600 hours Monday-Friday
Located in Area B, Building 840 1st floor, Room 105


Click here for local Wright Patterson area information


Medical Standards Branch Staff Members
Office hours: 0700-1600 hours Monday-Friday
FAX# 937-656-4006; DSN 986-4006

USAFSAM.Med.Flt.Scr@us.af.mil

Branch Manager, Mr. Shawn D. Rickey
(937) 938-2867 DSN: 798-2867

MFS Program Administrator, Mrs. Lavita Nunnery
(937) 938-2647 DSN: 798-2647
 
IFC QA Analyst, Mrs. Mandi Dalton
(937) 938-2728 DSN: 798-2728
 
Notices and Policy Letters
Medical Flight Standards (MFS/FCI) Branch Policy
 
Before the IFC I physical examination, all supporting documents maintained at the Detachment on cadets, i.e. entry DoDMERB, WINGS (PPQ) worksheet, consults, etc., must be scanned by the Detachment, and submitted in Adobe PDF format by email to USAFSAM.Med.Flt.Scr@us.af.mil no later than 30 days prior to the evaluation along with all the other required documents. If the cadet had corneal refractive surgery (PRK/LASIK), they must meet the 6-month post surgery waiting period. All pre/post optometric/ophthalmic examinations, along with the completed corneal refractive surgery checklist and LASER REPORT must be sent 30 days prior to the IFC I scheduled appointment.
 
Note: Any additional documentation that MFS Staff have requested after reviewing the submitted documents MUST BE SENT ASAP to prevent any appointment conflicts.

CONTACT LENS WEAR AND IFC/MFS PHYSICAL EXAM APPOINTMENTS
Cadets and pilot candidates coming to their IFC/MFS exams MUST COMPLY WITH THE CONTACT LENS WEAR INSTRUCTIONS:
 
  • Soft contacts lenses MUST be removed 30 days prior to any scheduled appointment.
  • Hard contacts lenses MUST be removed 90 days prior to any scheduled appointment.
Note: Cadets must be counseled on complying with these instructions. If they are found having worn contact lenses in the 30 (or 90) days prior to their appointment, they will not be seen and will have to be rescheduled.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
General Questions

Question 1: What is the difference between an IFC I done at Medical Flight Standards Branch and another USAF physical exams facility (other than USAFA Cadet Clinic)?
Answer:  MFS Branch combines all IFC I physical exam requirements WITH tests specific to Medical Flight Screening evaluations that are ONLY DONE AT USAFSAM and mandatory prior to USAF pilot training (IFS/SUPT).
 
IFC I/MFS Pilot Selection Exams

Question 2: Who do I contact for scheduling of USAF IFC I pilot candidate exams?
Answer:  AFROTC Cadets: please contact your Det NCO for guidance—will be scheduled in WINGS. ANG and AFRC applicants, please direct all questions to your unit of assignment. 
 
USAF Active Duty applicants:  SCHEDULE WITH YOUR LOCAL ACTIVE DUTY MTF - FORCE HEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFICE. Active duty or non-AFROTC college/university FCI applicants are responsible to get their FCI physicals accomplished at the nearest AFB/current base of assignment Force Health Management/Flight Medicine office.

Air National Guard:
(240) 612-9293

Air Force Reserve:
478-327-2042 / DSN 497-2042 | Instructions at: http://go.usa.gov/36TC5 (Requires CAC login)
 
Question 3: How long will my IFC I exam take?
Answer: Your IFC I exam is scheduled for 5 days.  Under normal circumstances, you'll be done with your exam in 3-4 days; however, every exam is different. We ask you to be flexible and plan on a 5-day TDY. We are not responsible for flight arrangements, nor do we expedite exams based on flight arrangements.

LOST FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATES

Question 4: I lost my FAA medical certificate that was done in conjunction with my FCI exam; how can I obtain a copy?
(FAA Exams are done at USAFSAM in conjunction with all FCI pilot candidate examinations unless you arrived with a copy of your FAA medical certificate from a previous requirement.)
Answer: You must include a check or money order for $2.00 made payable to the FAA mailed to the address below. The Aerospace Medical Certification Division can FAX you a record of your certificate that is valid for no more than 60 days, which should be enough time to receive your replacement certificate. To receive this fax and order a duplicate certificate, call (405)954-7674 to reach the duplicate certificate desk.

FAA
Aerospace Medical Certification Division, AAM-331
ATTN: Duplicate Desk
Post Office Box 26200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125
http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/medical_certification/faq/response17/index.cfm
 
Medical Flight Screening "MFS Only" Exams
 
Question 5: Since I had my USAF IFC I physical accomplished at a location other than USAFSAM or USAFA - Who do I contact for scheduling of my MFS Only evaluation prior to UPT?
Answer:
Active Duty Accessions/AF Cross-trainees: 
AFPC/DPPAO
(210) 565-2102 DSN: 665-2102

HQ Air National Guard:
(240) 612-9293

HQ Air Force Reserve :
478-327-2042 / DSN 497-2042 | Instructions at: http://go.usa.gov/36TC5 
 
Question 6: How is my "MFS Only" lodging reservation made?
Answer: Automatically, when HQ AFPC, HQ ANG, HQ AFRC schedules you for MFS.  In other words, if you've received official notification of your MFS evaluation through the normal scheduling process described above, your room reservation is taken care of.  The reservations start the day prior to your appointment with arrival by 1800 and check out is for the day after your appointment.  

You can call the Wright Patterson Inn 72 hours prior to arrival to confirm the reservation and find out if you are billeted on-base or at off-base contract quarters at (937) 257-3451 or (937) 257-5442, DSN: 787-3451/787-5442. If you need different arrangements, such as late check in or out, you must coordinate directly with the billeting office.

Question 7: When are "MFS Only" evaluations scheduled in the flying training process?
Answer: When any IFC I exam is accomplished from a USAF facility other than USAFSAM or USAFA, MFS exams are still required prior to IFS/SUPT or RFS and RPA Pilot Training.

Question 8: Once I receive my training RIP to report to Medical Flight Screening, where can I find other reporting information?
Answer: CONTACT OFFICER ACCESSIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY OR NGB OR AFRC CONTACTS LISTED ON THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

MANDATORY: 
 
FOR MEMBERS WITH HISTORY OF PRK OR LASIK, PLEASE SCAN TO E-MAIL YOUR PRE AND POST SURGERY DOCUMENTATION TO INCLUDE OPERATIVE REPORT TO:
 
USAFSAM.Med.Flt.Scr@us.af.mil OR IF NECESSARY FAX: (937) 656-4006 DSN FAX: 986-4006.

MEDICAL RELEASE FORM AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO TRANSMIT PRK OR LASIK WRITE-UPS DIRECTLY TO MFS BRANCH, USAFSAM.Med.Flt.Scr@us.af.mil - SUBJECT LINE: "MFS - PRK/LASIK RELEASE FORM". MFS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO DEPARTING FOR UPT. MFS-RPA PILOT CANDIDATES IFCII AND FAA PHYSICAL SHOULD BE COMPLETED LOCALLY TO QUALIFY FOR ARRIVAL AT MFS.  AFPC/DPPAO OFFICER ACCESSIONS POC AT (210)565-2102 DSN: 665-2102.  MEDICAL FLIGHT SCREENING (MFS) POC CAN BE REACHED AT (937)938-2647 DSN: 798-2647. 
 
CONTACT LENSES MUST BE REMOVED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MFS APPOINTMENT FOR SOFT CONTACT LENSES & 90 DAYS FOR HARD CONTACT LENSES.  FAILURE TO REMOVE CONTACTS, MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF UPT TRAINING DATE.  IF CONTACT LENSES WERE NOT REMOVED IN PRESCRIBED TIME,  PLEASE CONTACT HQ AFPC/DPPAO TO RESCHEDULE OR CONTACT MFS PROGRAM MANAGER AT (937) 938-2647.  BILLETING RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.  
 
UNIFORM: ANY TYPE OF UNIFORM COMBINATION.
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