Accession Number:

AD0600977

Title:

THE RELATIONSHIP OF SMALL VISUAL ACUITY DEFECTS TO THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE FLIGHT TRAINING AND PERFORM IN OPERATIONAL FLYING. A TEN-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 2

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Report Date:

1963-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

At the end of a ten-year period, 116 men with small visual acuity errors have had an opportunity to complete flight training as a result of this study. Eighty-four of these actually completed training and have been designated naval aviators. The attrition rate in training and in the fleet compares quite favorably with what is seen overall in visually qualified subjects. There has been no attrition resulting from progressive myopia or other visual defects in any of the student aviators or first tour pilots of this group. Only four aviators from this study 4.9 per cent of those designated have been grounded as a result of decreased visual acuity, and all of these had completed their obligated service prior to grounding. This evaluation indicates that student naval aviators with small visual defects are not compromised in their ability to become designated or complete their obligated service. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE