Operational Helicopter Aviation Medicine
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Helicopters have become increasingly complex. Their operational missions can be extremely demanding for aircrews and significantly differ from those of fixed wing aircraft. Rotary wing operations are compounded by specific stresses and environments, special safety and workload aspects, unique performances and goals. Combat flexibility and air mobility in land and sea warfare, medical evacuation, search and rescue, fatigue related accidents, human factors of helicopter design, visual and acoustic aspects of helicopter operations, and crashworthiness of fuel systems and aircraft, are some of the elements of the scenarios staged by the authors. The papers presented in the 6 sessions of the Specialists Meeting, held by the Aerospace Medical Panel at Fort Rucker, USA, 1-5 May 1978, highlight the medical problems of operational helicopter flying in an exhaustive review.
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