The Use of In-flight Evaluation for the Assessment of Aircrew Fitness
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE France
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The AGARD Aerospace Medical Panel Specialists Meeting, Ankara, Turkey, 24 October 1975, was on the subject of The Use of In-Flight Evaluation for the Assessment of Aircrew Fitness. These proceedings reprint the seven papers delivered at this meeting, and include a general discussion and a Technical Evaluation Report. The importance of in-flight assessment cannot be emphasized too greatly inasmuch as in-flight performance and pathophysiological status and events are the ultimate determinants of fitness to perform safely and effectively in the aerial environment. Many aspects of in-flight determinations of physical, psychological, physiological and bioaeronautical suitability and fitness of aircrew were considered. These included some in-flight and simulation techniques, examination methods, bioinstrumentation and procedures for fitness studies as well as results of assessment of the ability to fly safely with orthopedic injuries, amputations, and visual deficiencies, plus a few other physiological and psychological situations. Also included are assessments of paratroopers and non-pilot aircrew in their performance of duty.