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Can I become a military airline pilot if I have asthma?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The military generally excludes asthma sufferers from service.

In brief: No
The military generally excludes asthma sufferers from service.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Pilot req
For requirements to become a pilot, i would start by looking at the www.
Faa.Gov website. For requirements to be in an armed forces branch, each branch has its own website. Remember there are general armed forces medical requirements -http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm.

In brief: Pilot req
For requirements to become a pilot, i would start by looking at the www.
Faa.Gov website. For requirements to be in an armed forces branch, each branch has its own website. Remember there are general armed forces medical requirements -http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Depends
The ultimate answer lies with the recruiter & your preliminary physical examination.
If your have severe asthma you probably won't qualify but intermittent or mild persistent asthma that is controlled with medication is not an absolute contraindication to working as a pilot. Have a frank conversation with your recruiter. Good luck.

In brief: Depends
The ultimate answer lies with the recruiter & your preliminary physical examination.
If your have severe asthma you probably won't qualify but intermittent or mild persistent asthma that is controlled with medication is not an absolute contraindication to working as a pilot. Have a frank conversation with your recruiter. Good luck.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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