Flight Surgeon's Activities


cropped-tiberius.jpgThis is the Flight Surgeon’s Activity Site for Members of the USS Tiberius, NCC-50210, STARFLEET International, Region Two.


Please let me begin with an explanation of what you will find on the various pages that comprise this web site.


The civilian Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) [aka, military Flight Surgeon], is a physician designated by the local aviation authority and given the authority to perform flight physical examinations and issue aviation medical certificates. AMEs are practitioners of aviation medicine, although most are, also, qualified in other medical specialties.


In our STARFLEET chapter, the role of the Flight Surgeon is a volunteer public health officer who distributes community health information on issues related to communicable diseases, disease prevention, health promotion, and related topics in the context of international travel.  (Think: A family vacation where you need to bring your passport in order to leave the States, enter another country, and return.)  So, the reader will find health facts and information which may help her or him make informed choices related to international travel or just learn something about an international health topic which was not known before visiting the web site.

Image: CDC Public Health Image Library (for public use)

Image: CDC Public Health Image Library (for public use)

This Year 2000 image of the Taj Mahal monument in Agra, India, was taken during a ”Stop Transmission of Polio” (STOP) assignment between January and April, 2000. The STOP Initiative was part of the Stop Polio Campaign of 2000, which was a global effort to eradicate polio, and was the largest public health initiative in history. The initiative was established in 1988 by the World Health Assembly with its main goal being that of the eradication of polio, while strengthening the worldwide capacity to control other major childhood diseases. Since the inception of the STOP program in the fall of 1998, STOP Teams have worked in over 50 countries. In the first years of the program, most STOP Team members worked primarily to strengthen acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, support “national immunization” days, and conduct polio case investigation with follow-up.  Team members are recruited and trained primarily by CDC, and once on assignment they are under the supervision of either WHO, or UNICEF.  (The caption that accompanied this image from the CDC Public Health Image Library.)


(At the time of this field assignment, team member/photographer Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H., was assigned to the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, and spent three months working in the districts of Gorakhpur and Deoria.)



Be sure to explore these links (below) for updates on international health and travel topics.

World Health Organization news is available at this link:



US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Traveler’s Health news and information are at this link:


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In solidarity with “Axanar”, please see the following:

Axanar – Prelude to Axanar – Full Film (Official)

…UPDATE (July 10, 2015) — Our second feature-length film fundraiser is now live on Indiegogo!. Visit http://www.SaveTheFederation.com to help make Star Trek and independent film history, and also be sure to visit us at http://www.startrekaxanar.com … for regular updates on the production!

Axanar is the independent production that proves a feature-quality Star Trek film can be made on a very modest budget — approximately $80,000 in the case of the short film that you just watched — and outside of the studio system. Filmed in Hollywood, this effort, our short proof-of-concept film to show what our professional and highly talented cast and crew can deliver, was made possible by generous donations to our first Kickstarter effort by fans like you. Prelude to Axanar is told in a retrospective documentary fashion, but the follow-up feature-length film that is currently in production will unfold as a traditional film that is told chronologically would. You are fans of Star Trek. We are fans of Star Trek. Together we can make amazing things happen!

This 21-minute short film, Prelude to Axanar, premiered Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at San Diego Comic Con, and features Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham — Gary reprises his role of Soval from “Enterprise.” The makeup and hair was designed by Academy Award winner Kevin Haney and Star Trek veteran Brad Look of Makeup Effects Lab in Hollywood. Top that off with the amazing visual effects of Tobias Richter of The Light Works, and sound by Academy Award winner Frank Serafine, and the result is Prelude to Axanar: something unlike anything you have ever seen before. We have our loyal donors to thank for this and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Our first Kickstarter for the feature-length film was an amazing success — THANK YOU SO MUCH! It’s not too late to help make the feature-length film even better by clicking the following link to learn more about how you can still donate and make a difference!

Special thanks go out to our friends Star Trek: Phase II, Arlandi Landjono, Mika Aarila, Piotr Matusz, Roger Sagdahl, and Paul van der Heu for their contributions to closed captioning Prelude to Axanar!

Short Film URL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1_8IV8uhA

Website last updated:  16 July 2016…along with daily RSS feeds


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