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High-altitude health

May 31, 2019 ? If you Google Christopher Scheibler, you?ll find a slew of articles, photos, and videos about his stint as flight surgeon for the Thunderbirds, the Air Force?s demonstration squadron that performs aerobatic routines in F-16 fighter planes.

Scheibler, an Air Force major who?s been a flight surgeon for eight years, says that the two he spent with the Thunderbirds?helping them deal with health hazards such as G-forces, musculoskeletal injuries, and even the plain old flu?was a high point in his military career.

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