Accession Number:

AD0683271

Title:

ANTICIPATORY STRESS AND FLIGHT STRESS IN F-102 PILOTS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 66-Feb 68,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Pilots of F-102 aircraft were studied during a period of preparation for an unaccustomed flying mission as well as during the actual mission by use of a battery of urinary determinations norepinephrine, epinephrine, 17-hydroxycorticosteroids, urea, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and creatinine. There were four different test circumstances a pretraining briefings dealing with overwater flying and in-flight refueling b the first refueling training flight c the first leg of the actual mission California to Hawaii and d the second leg of the mission Hawaii to Guam. In each circumstance there was evidence of endocrinemetabolic hyperactivity, which suggests nonspecific stress. Only during the training flight was there an increase in 17-OHCS excretion and hypophosphaturia the latter condition suggesting hyperventilation, a known specific response to flight. The fact that flight effects during the second leg of the transoceanic flight were less numerous than during the first leg suggests that an adaptive change occurred. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE