MILITARY AIRCREW EVALUATION
(EXTRACT FROM IAP 4303 4th Edition: Sep 2010)
The Air Force medical services are responsible for maintaining a high standard of physical and mental fitness of all Air Force personnel so as to ensure maximum operational efficiency of the human element of the force.
The increasing complexities and demands of the profession in the Indian Air Force have made it necessary to have stringent entry-level medical standards for air warriors.
It is therefore important to ensure that service personnel are examined periodically and, if disease or disability occurs or is detected, a suitable medical standard is applied. To ensure this there is a requirement of conducting a comprehensive initial medical examination to detect pre existing or potential disease in all aspirants who wish to join the Air Force. This is followed by periodic medical evaluation to ensure in-service continuation of medical fitness.
IAP 4303 (4th Edition: Sep 2010)
This IAP is a comprehensive document, which deals with important aspects of fitness of Indian Air Force personnel. Medical standards are laid down in this IAP to secure uniformity in conduct of Medical Examinations and interpretations of findings as well as assessment of physical fitness for the specific job, as is required (of the individual), by the service.
MEDICAL EVALUATION (SURVEILLANCE) SYSTEM
Annual Medical Examination of all Gp Capt (Flying branch) posted to Air HQ and Air Officers of the IAF as per the geographical coverage area are conducted at AFCME.