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

We trust you will find our services professional and courteous. If you have questions regarding your appointment, additional medical records requests, or general information about the FCI and MFS process, please contact one of our staff at the numbers or e-mail addresses listed below.

Office hours: 0700-1600 hrs Monday-Friday
Located in Area B, Bldg 840 1st floor


Click here for local Wright Patterson area information

MFS Personnel - Contact Information
Air National Guard and AF Reservists - work first through your MAJCOM POC's listed below

AFROTC Cadets - please ensure your Det NCO has booked your appointment at USAFSAM before continuing on this website
Detachment NCOs corner Check it out! (Information for FCI Cadet Exams)
For other combined FCI/FCII/MFS scheduling issues - see Scheduler contact information below

Medical Standards Branch Staff Members
Office hours: 0700-1600 hrs Monday-Friday
FAX# 937-656-4006; DSN 986-4006
USAFSAM.Med.Flt.Scr@us.af.mil


Branch Manager
(937) 938-2867 DSN: 798-2867

MFS Program Administrator
(937) 938-2647 DSN: 798-2647

Notices and Policy Letters
Medical Flight Standards (MFS/FCI) Branch Policy

Before the FCI physical examination, all supporting documents maintained at the Detachment on cadets, i.e. entry DoDMERB or MEPS physical exam, 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. If the cadet had corneal refractive surgery (PRK/LASEK/Epi-LASIK/LASIK), they must meet the one year post surgery waiting period. All pre/post optometric/ophthalmic examinations, along with the completed corneal refractive surgery checklist, must be sent 30-45 days prior to the FCI 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 FCI/MFS PHYSICAL EXAM APPOINTMENTS

Cadets and pilot candidates coming to their FC I/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 have to repeat a cycloplegic/eyes dilated examination after returning home and forward the results before our FCI physical examination process can continue.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
General Questions
Question 1: What is the difference between a FCI done at Medical Flight Standards Branch and another USAF physical exams facility (other than USAFA Cadet Clinic)?

Answer:  MFS Branch combines all FCI physical exam requirements by AFI 48-123, para 3.1.3 WITH tests specific to Medical Flight Screening evaluations ONLY DONE AT USAFSAM and mandatory prior to USAF pilot training (IFS/SUPT) as defined separately in AFI 48-123, para 6.23.

FC I/MFS Pilot Selection Exams
Question 2: Who do I contact for scheduling of USAF pilot candidate FCI Exams per AFI 48-123 and current policy?  
Answer:
· AFROTC Cadets: please contact your Det NCO for guidance.
· Non-AFROTC University: Please contact your nearest USAF recruiter to help initiate the FCI physical, at an active duty USAF base nearest you, as part of your pilot application/accession package.
· 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:
(312)612-9290

· Air Force Reserve:
478-327-2042 / DSN 497-2042 | Instructions at: http://go.usa.gov/36TC5 http://go.usa.gov/36TC5 

Question 3: How long will my FCI exam take?
Answer: Your FCI exam is scheduled for 5 days with you present. 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 FCI 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:
(312)612-9290

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. Make departure flight arrangements after 1400 hrs on the Thursday which is the day after your appointment date.

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 FCI exam is accomplished from a USAF facility other than USAFSAM or USAFA, MFS by AFI 48-123 is still always accomplished 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 WRITE-UPS 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 COMPLETED LOCALLY-PRIOR 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 MFS APPOINTMENT FOR SOFT CONTACTS & 90 DAYS FOR HARD CONTACTS. FAILURE TO REMOVE CONTACTS, MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF UPT TRAINING DATE. IF CONTACT LENSES WERE NOT REMOVED IN PRESCRIBED TIME, CONTACT HQ AFPC/DPPAO TO RESCHEDULE. BILLETING RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF. RENTAL CAR IS NOT AUTHORIZED. EARLY REPORTING NOT AUTHORIZED. UNIFORM: ABU'S. FLIGHT SUITS NOT AUTHORIZED IF NOT ON ACTIVE ORDERS. BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. NO-SHOWS REPORTED TO HQ AFPC.

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