Accession Number : ADA065234


Title :   Operational Helicopter Aviation Medicine


Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Knapp, S C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a065234.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 613


Abstract : Helicopters have become increasingly complex. Their operational missions can be extremely demanding for aircrews and significantly differ from those of fixed wing aircraft. Rotary wing operations are compounded by specific stresses and environments, special safety and workload aspects, unique performances and goals. Combat flexibility and air mobility in land and sea warfare, medical evacuation, search and rescue, fatigue related accidents, human factors of helicopter design, visual and acoustic aspects of helicopter operations, and crashworthiness of fuel systems and aircraft, are some of the elements of the scenarios staged by the authors. The papers presented in the 6 sessions of the Specialists' Meeting, held by the Aerospace Medical Panel at Fort Rucker, USA, 1-5 May 1978, highlight the medical problems of operational helicopter flying in an exhaustive review.


Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS , *AVIATION MEDICINE , *SYMPOSIA , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , SEARCH AND RESCUE , SAFETY , FLIGHT CREWS , FATIGUE , NATO


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE