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Recently, I was catching up with a fellow USAF flight surgeon who is leaving active duty for the greener pastures of civilian residency. When I shared with him that he would qualify for GI Bill compensation as a resident, he[...]read more
Here are the Aug & Sep newsletters from our friends at the USAF Aerospace & Operational Physiology Team at Peterson AFB in CO. Click below for PDF’s 8. August 2018 High vs Low Impact Sports 9. September 2018[...]read more
I’ve always found it paradoxical that incredibly high tech organizations like the Department of Defense and government space agencies seem to lag far behind in common mass technologies. If you’ve ever flown in an F-16 and seen their cockpit displays,[...]read more
Phiz Biz (a clever play on Physiology Business) is a monthly newsletter produced by the USAF Aerospace and Operational Physiology Flight at Peterson AFB in Colorado. The team started this tradition back in 2008 and continues to consistently publish it to[...]read more
THE ASMA SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY Every May, experts and enthusiasts in aerospace medicine from across the globe gather to network, learn, and teach one another the latest ideas and innovations in this niche medical specialty. A little over a month ago,[...]read more
Recently, I’ve been asked several times about age limits to become a pilot in the US Air Force. Age is actually not considered a ‘medical’ standard. In the USAF, flight surgeons use a hefty document, titled the ‘Medical Standards Directory’[...]read more
LASER exposure continues to be an increasingly frequent problem in both military and civilian aviation. Typically, these exposures arise from people pointing green commercial LASERs directly at flying aircraft. The FAA has been tracking the number of[...]read more
A separate post written as a resource for pilots and aircrew on LASER exposure/eye injury can be found here. The crux of aerospace medicine is the identification of medical conditions that lead to sudden and unanticipated incapacitation of the[...]read more
Last weekend, I attended a medical seminar held by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Denver, CO. The seminar was a refresher training seminar for Aviation Medical Examiners (AME). Although I had not yet been designated an AME, my experience[...]read more
This short 14 minute documentary featured in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival won’t leave you disappointed. The film invigorates an aged WWII pilot when he is reunited with old video footage of himself taken by his unit’s flight surgeon during the war.[...]read more
If you’ve never quite understood light-time...
#lighttime #NASA #thefinalfrontier
When we talk about the enormity of the cosmos💫, it’s easy to toss out big numbers, but far more difficult to wrap our minds around how large, far & numerous celestial bodies really are. Join us for a cosmic journey to see the size of our Milky Way galaxy: https://t.co/SIZE0o1VYV
JUST IN: Scientists have discovered water is being released on the Moon during meteor showers! 💧🌑 This discovery provides a potential resource for future exploration, improves our understanding of the Moon's geologic past & continued evolution. Details: https://t.co/2zmOazTHL0
Not to be missed. A must read for aerospace medicine enthusiasts! https://t.co/1Q3RLydUdn
Was this a reply to the F-35 ejection seat and female pilots? Twitter seems to have deleted the thread.
@GoFlightMed Are you able to say what the saga has been? Why has it been so difficult?