Evaluation of Two Link GAT-1 Trainer Tasks by Experienced Pilots at Three Alcohol Dose Levels.
Final rept. Mar 73-Jun 74,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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To calibrate the performance measuring scales for two separate tasks developed around the Link GAT-1 flight trainer, the degrading effects of ethyl alcohol were studied in 12 USAF instructor pilots. The subjects were tested at three alcohol dose levels 0.3, 0.6, and 0.9 gm alcoholkg body wt., which resulted in indirectly measured blood alcohol levels of approximately 30, 60 and 100 mg respectively. Statistically significant performance decrements were found for only the moderate and high alcohol dose levels. The magnitudes of the decrements corresponded closely to those reported in previous experiments using the same test conditions but where the subjects had no previous flying experience.
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