The Effect of Long-Term Therapeutics, Prophylaxis and Screening Techniques on Aircrew Medical Standards.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The introduction of advanced aircraft has placed a much increased stress on aircrew who are subjected to the high physical stress loads of sustained high g manoeuvres, vibration, high noise levels and heat stress. Crews are required to produce a constant high degree of concentration with little or no margin for error. Is an increased degree of aircrew fitness necessary Is there a need for special selection of the crews to fly these aircraft The diagnosis of certain diseases has, to date, resulted in the concerned aircrew being declared permanently unfit to fly. Modern methods of treatment, however, have now made it possible to consider the return of these aircrew to flying duties. Under what conditions may aircrew with diseases which require long-term therapy continue to fly and what limitations must be applied in such cases The papers presented at the Aerospace Medical Panel Specialists Meeting in Toronto, Canada, 15-19 September 1980 address these questions. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology