Accession Number:

AD0777299

Title:

Airsickness in Aircrew

Descriptive Note:

AGARDograph rept.

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Airsickness is a malady brought about by certain kinds of aerial maneuvers and is characterized by a number of signs and symptoms which include pallor, cold sweating, malaise, nausea and vomiting. Since an identical syndrome can be caused by other forms of motion, many authors prefer to use the more general term motion sickness. Airsickness is a very common malady. The incidence has been reduced in the passenger population by the introduction of stable high flying aircraft, but it is still high amongst trainee pilots. In this handbook the author examines the problem in terms of loss of useful training time. Various methods of reducing this incidence are discussed as well as an approach to the management of flying personnel with airsickness.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE