The USAF School of Aerospace Medicine's
Aeromedical Consultation Service here reviews more than 2,000 waiver recommendation requests for Air Force pilots, navigators and other air crew annually. With a staff of about 80 Airmen, ACS ensures aviators get back in the sky as soon as possible.
“You know, these [Airmen] just want to fly,” said Lt. Col. Eddie Davenport, ACS Internal Medicine chief cardiologist. “Even after potentially life-threatening cardiac disease, these aviators push to get back in the cockpit - no excuses, no balking at deployments. Our hopeful goal is to safely get them back flying.”