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OFFICERS, CADETS & AIRMEN AIRCREW

Sl No
Medical Category
Functional Capacity
Employability
1
A 1
Physically well developed. Capable of enduring severe physical and mental stress of service flying in any part of the world. Has normal hearing and binocular visual acuity.
Fit for full flying duties. Fit to fly any type of aircraft commensurate with anthropometric measurements.
2
A 2
Physically well developed. Capable of enduring physical and mental stress of service flying. May have minor impairment in hearing, visual acuity or functional capacity not interfering with flying. Fit for duties in any part of the world.
Fit for full flying duties with minor impairment well compensated by flying experience. May use glasses for correction of vision. May have limitations in flying certain types of aircraft (like Tpt/Heptrs only or ASF/attack Heptrs)/or performance of specific flying duties. May have restrictions for instructional duties.
3
A 3
Functional capacity impaired to the extent of interfering with unrestricted flying. Defect/disability controlled and adequately compensated for restricted flying duties only. Possesses hearing and visual acuity commensurate with restricted flying. Must be psychologically stable. Might have suffered from disease/injuries/operative procedures, which are now well stabilized to a degree, which will not interfere with safe operation of the aircraft.
Fit for flying duties with limitations specified by medical board. Unfit to fly as Captain of the aircraft. May have additional restrictions, which may be type of mission, type of ac, altitude restrictions, levels of 'g' stress and any other specific restriction as specified by the board. Fit to fly trainers/multicrew ac only. Such pilots will be allowed to fly only with other pilots possessing higher flying qualifications or experience than the individual him/her self.
4
A 4
Functional capacity impaired to the extent that it interferes with flying duties as an aircrew, but does not interfere with flying as a passenger. Officers of ground duties branches possess full functional capacity or impaired functional capacity not interfering with flying as a passenger.
Unfit to fly as an aircrew. Fit to fly as a passenger only.
5
A t
Functional capacity is not compatible with any form of military duties.
Temporarily unfit for flying. However, fit to fly as patient when so considered by the authorized medical attendant.
6
A P
Has gross limitation in physical/mental capacity without possibility of improvement in reasonable time.
Permanently unfit for military duties. However, fit to fly as a patient when so considered by authorized medical attendant.
7
G 1
Physically well developed. Possesses full functional capacity good eyesight and hearing. Capable of enduring severe physical and mental stress for prolonged periods.
Fit for all ground duties in any part of the world.
8
G 2
Physical capacity and stamina slightly less than G 1. Capable of enduring physical and mental stress at a standard slightly lower than G1. Free from active disease requiring treatment, but may have minor defects which do not restrict employment or result in functional restriction.
Fit for all ground duties, but slightly below G 1 standard, in any part of the world.
9
G 3
Has moderate physical capacity and stamina. Possesses reasonable degree of visual acuity, hearing and psychological stability as to withstand normal stress and strain. Suffered from disease/injury/operative procedure, which is now stabilized to a degree, which will not restrict employment.
Fit for all ground duties not involving unusual stress. May have restrictions in employment in area > 2, 700 meters ASL. Fit for PT/Parade/Sports/Night Duties. In the case of cadets, officers undergoing training, ACs U/T and airmen undergoing training, fitness to continue training to be clearly specified by the board.
10
G 4
Has significant / major disablement with limited / restricted physical capacity and stamina. Capable of undergoing limited physical exertion. Suffered from disease/injury/operative procedure which is not fully stabilized.
Fit for routine duties not involving severe physical and mental stress in areas below 2, 700 meters altitude. In the case of cadets, officers undergoing training, ACs U/T and airmen undergoing training, fitness to continue training to be clearly specified by the board.
11
G t
Temporarily incapacitated for any form of military duty due to sickness/injury.
Temporarily unfit for any form of military duties.
12
G p
Has gross limitation in physical/mental capacity without possibility of improvement in reasonable time.
However, fit to fly as a patient when so considered by authorised medical attendant.
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