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#1 Gumby39

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 16:08

I'm going to be setting up my flight physical here in a couple of months and am curious if any flight surgeons can do the physical in Florida. I live in South Florida, and my recruiter is saying the closest surgeon is in Georgia/Alabama (not clear which one). If I have to travel that far, I will, but if I can avoid an 8-hour drive, I'd be a lot happier. 

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 16:41

Is their any Air Force bases near by
They might be able to hook you up best of luck.
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 21:41

FWIW I got a list of what I needed done from the flight surgeon at the Guard unit I'm applying to. I went and took care of the EKG, blood work, and eye exam as per his instructions and brought him all the results. He submitted my physical and I had it stamped within a couple weeks. Not sure if you could do something like this.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 22:35

MacDill / Clearwater should for sure have some.
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#5 Gumby39

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 17:23

MacDill / Clearwater should for sure have some.

I owe you one. Just talked to the recruiter today, and said we should be able to head over there instead of Ft Rucker. Just saved me 5hrs worth of driving. You're the man! 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 13:16

I owe you one. Just talked to the recruiter today, and said we should be able to head over there instead of Ft Rucker. Just saved me 5hrs worth of driving. You're the man! 

Where are you at in FL? Recruiter in Vero Beach is telling me I'm going to have to go to Fort Campbell....



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 17:01

Where are you at in FL? Recruiter in Vero Beach is telling me I'm going to have to go to Fort Campbell....

I'm in Fort Myers, FL. Dang, that's even further than Rucker. 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 17:57

Yeah, I mean, I'll do what I have to do... was just hoping to be out and back the same day to avoid taking too much time off of work. Can't have my current employer getting suspicious  ;)

 

Can you post back if it works out? I'm headed to Miami to retake the SIFT (Army lost records on the one I did right after college) on Wednesday and my recruiter will be scheduling the flight physical as soon as I get back. Presumably you are going for the January board? Hurricane Irma pushed my schedule to the right when it closed MEPS down.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 19:39

Yeah, I mean, I'll do what I have to do... was just hoping to be out and back the same day to avoid taking too much time off of work. Can't have my current employer getting suspicious  ;)

 

Can you post back if it works out? I'm headed to Miami to retake the SIFT (Army lost records on the one I did right after college) on Wednesday and my recruiter will be scheduling the flight physical as soon as I get back. Presumably you are going for the January board? Hurricane Irma pushed my schedule to the right when it closed MEPS down.

Definitely. I'll shoot you a message once I go so you can mention it to your recruiter. I had the same thoughts. I really didn't want to drive super far if I didn't need to and have to stay the night. Especially since it'll be around the time my semester for college is coming to a close.

 

January is the goal so far as long as I can get my LOR's in the time frame I plan to. If you don't mind me asking, are you using any study books in particular for the SIFT? I haven't taken it yet and was going to wait until I pass the physical before studying. On top of that, I've been studying to boost my GT score for the asvab, so haven't even looked at anything related to it yet. 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 19:54

Definitely. I'll shoot you a message once I go so you can mention it to your recruiter. I had the same thoughts. I really didn't want to drive super far if I didn't need to and have to stay the night. Especially since it'll be around the time my semester for college is coming to a close.

 

January is the goal so far as long as I can get my LOR's in the time frame I plan to. If you don't mind me asking, are you using any study books in particular for the SIFT? I haven't taken it yet and was going to wait until I pass the physical before studying. On top of that, I've been studying to boost my GT score for the asvab, so haven't even looked at anything related to it yet. 

 

I'm using this: http://a.co/inJY3r4

 

I got about halfway through the WOFT process in 2013 when I got out of school. I was one of the first people to take the SIFT back then and there were no study guides besides leftover AFAST stuff. I went in with no preparation and got a 66. Girlfriend at the time talked me out of joining and all paperwork showing that I took it got lost.

 

Since then I have gone from zero time to PPL to commercial fixed wing with about 350 hours and I've been a flight test engineer for 4 years... The knowledge portion of it is pretty easy for me, but the other sections of the above book are nice so you can practice and know what to expect.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 20:30

 

I'm using this: http://a.co/inJY3r4

 

I got about halfway through the WOFT process in 2013 when I got out of school. I was one of the first people to take the SIFT back then and there were no study guides besides leftover AFAST stuff. I went in with no preparation and got a 66. Girlfriend at the time talked me out of joining and all paperwork showing that I took it got lost.

 

Since then I have gone from zero time to PPL to commercial fixed wing with about 350 hours and I've been a flight test engineer for 4 years... The knowledge portion of it is pretty easy for me, but the other sections of the above book are nice so you can practice and know what to expect.

Appreciate it! Unfortunate that you got talked out of it last time, glad you're back at it again. 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 00:35

Hey guys.  I'm processing out of South Florida as well. 

I'm prior service with Fixed Wing PPL and have about 6 flights left on my IFR cert.  (Broward College part 141)

Ive finished MEPS and Security interview in Miami last week. (Hurricane Irma pushed me back)

All other paperwork and test are done.

 Ive already missed two boards and don't want to miss another.

 

My recruiter is also tracking a Flight Med for me out of Ft.Campbell as well.  Let me know what you guys find out.  I'm trying for the next board!



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 18:27

So I'm scheduled to leave for Ft Cambell on sunday (11/12 and return 11/14). I hear a recruiter is going to airline up there with us and chaperone the group from Florida. Any of you guys going to be on this trip?



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 00:20

So I'm scheduled to leave for Ft Cambell on sunday (11/12 and return 11/14). I hear a recruiter is going to airline up there with us and chaperone the group from Florida. Any of you guys going to be on this trip?

Im on the roster for that trip as well.  Waiting on the travel details from Miami still. 







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