Accession Number : ADA265341


Title :   The Aging Military Aviator: A Review and Annotated Bibliography


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL


Personal Author(s) : Stone, Lewis W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265341.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Studies suggest that aging is another factor which may affect performance of military pilots. Although these aviators generally are better- educated and healthier than their age peers in the general population, they, too, are subject to insidiously deteriorating physiological and sensory systems, a slowly increasing likelihood of acute pathologies, and a general slowing with age--all within the age range of military pilots. Reductions in some parameters might be offset to some degree by experience and maturity; however, age-related changes and the effects therefrom vary more between individuals in any age group than between the groups themselves. The real problem, though, is that we still do not know what effect, if any, age-related changes have on performance of military aviators. Neither is there a concerted effort to provide the aging pilot with a coping strategy for the approaching situation


Descriptors :   *PILOTS , *AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , ARMY RESEARCH , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , VARIATIONS , MANPOWER , MEDICAL RESEARCH , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE