Aviation Medical Division and AIB

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  1. I swore to myself I'd never post in here, but I just got my AIB instructions, and it speaks of how i'm booked into my AIB date, all well and good, but also into the Aviation Medical Division. I searched the bumf that came with it, but there's no other info about it.

    Can anyone give me any info about it? IF I pass, will I go straight across to be checked out? Or will I have to wait a day... basically wondering when and how it works.

    If I pass, that is lol. Thanks in advance. And I did try using the search for this topic before I posted!
  2. If you are Aircrew, you will stay an extra night and do the medical at Haslar the next day.

    The other branches you leave and get a date for your medical later on. Hope that helps.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    First of all the Aviation Medical division happens to be the place where the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entries), [SMO(SE)], also works so it's not exclusive to potential flying trades.

    As stated if you are joining as Aircrew or indeed any other Warfare specialisation, you need to be tested to, & meet, colour perception grade one if you haven't been already.

    Most AFCOs test you to colour perception grade two using the Ishihara coloured dots & numbers test. If your AFCO has a Holmes-Wright Lantern (which is being replaced with a remarkably similar named doubled-barrelled lantern) you are then tested to grade one, but if not the SMO(SE) tests you whilst you're at AIB.
  4. Thanks! Now just have to pass the thing :thumbright:
  5. I had my Aircrew Medical for Aircraft Controller 2 weeks ago today. I haven't heard anything since then, yet the doctor said I would hear something within two weeks, but he anticipated that I would be cleared as there was nothing wrong. I called my ACLO today and she hasn't heard anything either, but she said that she's heard that in relation to medicals "No news is good news". Should I be worried?
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator


    But seriously, you will already know if there's a medical issue that needs further investigation. If the Doctor has already told you there is nothing wrong then it's rather difficult to telepathically diagnose your problem via computer & second guess the outcome.

    Good luck.
  7. Ah Ninja, you say it far better than I ever could, so subtle, I could only manage three words ` What a pratt`.

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