flight surgeon


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flight surgeon

n.
An air force physician who specializes in aeromedicine.

flight surgeon

n
(Military) a medical officer specializing in aviation medicine in the US and certain other air forces

flight′ sur`geon


n.
a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force who is trained in aviation medicine.
[1920–25]

flight surgeon

A physician specially trained in aviator medical practice whose primary duty is the medical examination and medical care of aircrew.
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medical officer, medic - a medical practitioner in the armed forces
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Lamb Myhr was the flight surgeon of the 50th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS) in North Africa, Sicily, England, and France.
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On July 22, an announcement was made that the squadron selected--in addition to the newly minted executive officer--three F/A-18 demonstration pilots, an events coordination officer, two C-130 demonstration pilots, a flight surgeon, and a supply officer to join the 2015 team.
I am neither an ophthalmologist nor an optometrist, but as a pilot for 42 years, an aviation medical examiner for 30 years, a former Air Force flight surgeon, and the owner of a pair of 64-year-old eyes, I've given the matter some study.
The following morning I went to see the flight surgeon.
An APHA member, Imm was a former emergency room physician and flight surgeon in the U.
Rank Typical Positions Held 0-3 captain for Army and Staff officer (clinician working in Air Force, lieutenant in a hospital or clinic), small clinic Navy, Coast Guard/Public or department chief, operational Health Service (PHS) assignments to include--battalion or brigade surgeon, flight surgeon, dive medical officer.
A flight surgeon is a physician trained in aviation medicine with an emphasis on aeromedical policies and procedures, as well as the stresses of flight and altitude physiology.
A 38-year-old male active duty US Marine Corps F/A-18 instructor pilot with 2693 total flight hours, of which 2134 were in the F/A-18 (fighter/attack aircraft), was referred by his flight surgeon to one of the naval hospital's on-station doctors of chiropractic for treatment of intermittent neck pain.
Through the Eyes of a Tiger is Hoyland's fascinating account of his year as a flight surgeon in the early days of the Vietnam War.

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