What is the Pilot-physician Program?

The Pilot-Physician Program (PPP) makes the most of the special resources of Air Force officers who are simultaneously qualified both as pilots and flight surgeons. This Instruction describes the organization, application, selection, training and reporting for the PPP.

Can you be a fighter pilot and a doctor?

William Mueller, director of the U.S. Air Force Pilot-Physician Program, the branch currently has 10 active duty pilot-physicians, including three single-seat physician-pilots. Some physicians may have a pilot license; however, they do not have the necessary training for this specialized occupation.

Is a flight surgeon a doctor?

A flight surgeon is a doctor who works with members of the military and astronauts in space. Each aircraft or space shuttle mission has a dedicated flight surgeon who treats pilots and crew members.

Can you be a doctor and a pilot at the same time?

Yes, if you have lots of money to afford doing both. Learning to fly is very expensive but you can easily do it part-time at whatever pace you want. As you get further along, you will need to make a decision because it would be difficult to juggle the demands of being a professional pilot with a medical career.

Can I be a pilot and a surgeon?

Professionally there is no use if a surgeon becomes a part-time pilot. However, if the surgeon as hobby wants to become a part-time pilot, then nobody can stop him.

Do Air Force doctors fly planes?

BENGALURU: More than four decades after it was discontinued, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is bringing back the Pilot-Doctor programme, which will see doctors with the force train to fly both fighter planes and transport aircraft.

Can a flight surgeon fly?

Flight surgeons are typically rated aviators on flight status (i.e., they log flight hours in military aircraft as a crewmember), but are not required to be rated or licensed pilots, naval flight officers, or navigators/CSOs.

What is a Marine doctor called?

A naval surgeon, or less commonly ship’s doctor, is the person responsible for the health of the ship’s company aboard a warship.

Do flight surgeons get flight pay?

Consequently, to this day, their successor U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons are considered “aeronautically rated” aircrew members who receive flight pay and who are required to fly a certain number of hours monthly.

Who is more rich doctor or pilot?

Yes, generally Pilots are paid more than doctors. There are some exceptions like highly skilled surgeons carrying out critical operations on a daily basis, may earn more than a pilot.