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TW6 Medical Information

Information and Services

LT Reynolds | VT-4, VT-86, TW6(205) 441-1364
LT Goodrich | VT-10(814) 421-6154
Aviation Medecine at NAS Branch Clinic452-5678
  • Expires the last day of your birth month, cannot be extended.
  • 3 month window to complete physical and prelims.
  • Prelims - Pick up packet at aviation medicine front desk, please let us know if you have a waiver.
    • Audiology & Optometry: walk-ins from 1300-1530
      If you wear contacts, please ensure they have been out for 24 hours or more prior to optometry prelims.
    • Lab & Pharmacy: open from 0700-1530 (lunch from 1130-1230)
    • Dental: separate appointment, 452-5600
  • You will be scheduled for your appointment when you turn your prelim packet in.
  • If you have difficulty getting seen in a timely manner, please call your flight doc.
  • Walk-ins start at 0700.
  • Call the front desk for an appointment.
  • Call the flight doc if you have trouble getting seen.
  • The Urgent Care Center at Naval Hospital Pensacola is open 0800-2000 every day of the year.
  • If you have a life, limb, or sight threatening emergency, dial 911 and proceed to the nearest ER (Baptist or Sacred Heart). Please update your flight surgeon as soon as possible if you decide to go to the ER.
  • Keep your flight surgeon informed any time you are seeking after hours care. Plan on following-up the next day in Aviation Medicine if you are seen by someone other than LT Goodrich or LT Reynolds.
  • Walk-in upchit clinic M-F at 0700-0730.
  • Please be sure to be off all grounding medications for 24 hours prior to coming in.
  • Please ensure you can clear your ears normally prior to coming in.
  • If you were prescribed an antibiotic, you are expected to take it until the bottle is empty.
  • Use the air conditioner and adjust it to blow cool air directly onto your face.
  • Keep your gaze mostly out of the cockpit and keep the horizon in your peripheral vision.
  • Avoid turning your head unnecessarily. Instead move your eyes and turn your head slowly when necessary.
  • If turning, keep a ground reference point in your peripheral vision beyond the wing tip.
  • Perform a good AGSM during moderate G-maneuvers such as turns or climbs.
  • Don't fly on a full stomach. Time your meals so that they are at least three to four hours before the flight, with a light snack such as a granola bar roughly 1 hour prior to flight. Avoid spicy or gas-producing foods and beverages such as chili, soda, or caffeinated products. Avoid high calorie, high sodium (salty) snacks, and dairy products such as milk and cheese prior to flight. Try bland foods such as sweet rolls, crackers, or unbuttered toast and bagels. Consumption of breads and whole grain cereals in a meal before flying has been demonstrated to decrease the incidence of airsickness. Eat larger amounts of complex carbohydrates. All Trawing 6 personnel are cleared to take Ginger and B6 for airsickness prevention.
  • In the T6-A, use max oxygen if you are starting to feel queasy. You should practice removing the oxygen mask quickly in case of vomiting.
  • Ensure adequate rest before flight. DON'T FLY WHEN YOU ARE SICK!
  • Know your flight procedures well as this will decrease some anxiety.
  • Control breathing to avoid hyperventilation and focus on slow, deep breaths.
  • Ensure proper hydration by drinking enough fluid. You should drink sips of water from a pocket flask or sports bottle during flight.
  • Expect more turbulence below 3500 feet.
  • It may be reassuring to know that getting some motion sickness is NOT abnormal, and that adaptation takes place after a few flights.
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