Accession Number:

ADA088803

Title:

Pilot Stress in A-10 Surface-Attack Training.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Research has shown that flying training is a highly stressful experience. The degree of stressfulness is greater in situations involving immediate threat. The present research addressed the stress involved in A-10 surface-attack training. Stress responses of A-10 student pilots in ground-attack training were assessed through measurement of catecholamine excreted into the urine. Stress responses were assessed over the course of 11 simulator and aircraft sorties. An investigation was also made of the effect of simulator platform motion on induced stress.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE