flight surgeon


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flight surgeon

A physician trained in aviation medicine and employed to examine and care for aircrew. Invariably, this person is a physician and not a surgeon as the name implies.
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Flight surgeons are best qualified to interpret aviation safety guidelines, such as those in the US Navy Aeromedical Reference and Waiver Guide, and therefore, a close working relationship between the manual therapist and the pilot's flight surgeon is invaluable.
However, seven Air Force flight surgeons answered the call to keep America's astronauts fit to fly.
Laurel, 41, from Iowa, was a Navy diving medical officer aboard submarines, then flight surgeon who became an astronaut in 1996.
8) Additionally, they noted that the Air Force stimulant and sedative protocols emphasized prudent planning and recognition of human performance parameters, as well as the necessity for flight surgeons to closely monitor the physiologic and psychologic status of aircrew personnel.
Seeing your flight surgeon when personal issues are closing in is a great step in the right direction.
I'm proud that I'm serving as the flight surgeon for the PJs," Colonel Majcher said.
Currently serving as a flight surgeon in NASA's medical operations branch, he is one of seven Air Force flight surgeons at Houston's Johnson Space Center.
I am a flight surgeon at Loughlin AFB, Texas, and an amateur historian.
Jones, a flight surgeon, was aboard an F-4 Phantom that disappeared from radar as it approached Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam on Nov.
Donald Berman is a doctor with over forty years of experience who has expertise as a military flight surgeon, a senior aviation medical examiner, and holds a commercial pilot license with instrument, multi-engine, seaplane and helicopter ratings.
That thought, however, proved to be only a pipe dream, so I went to the duty flight surgeon, who said I had pinched a nerve in my neck.
Brown, 46, a naval aviator and flight surgeon, served as mission specialist 1 for STS-107.

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