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Armydoctobe

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I'm going to the flight surgeon course at Fort Rucker, what is it like?
 

armycutter

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I'm going to the flight surgeon course at Fort Rucker, what is it like?

I'm sure it's changed some since I took it 14 years ago, but it wasn't bad. Mainly, you learn the regs (AR 40-501), take a few rides with trainee pilots (the aircraft have orange doors so they can find them easier when they crash!), do some PT, and have a fair amount of time to party in Panama City if you wish. Also, make sure you hit Larry's Barbecue in Dothan to pig-out on the chicken and ribs.
 

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I'm sure it's changed some since I took it 14 years ago, but it wasn't bad. Mainly, you learn the regs (AR 40-501), take a few rides with trainee pilots (the aircraft have orange doors so they can find them easier when they crash!), do some PT, and have a fair amount of time to party in Panama City if you wish. Also, make sure you hit Larry's Barbecue in Dothan to pig-out on the chicken and ribs.
Sounds about the same....take a ride in the altitude chamber, if you can swim ok you get to try out the dunker. Very laid back 6 weeks of vacation. 100% graduation, both docs and PAs, some residency completed, some GMOs. Enjoy your time there.
 
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