Aviator Psychological and Physiological Responses to Replacement Air Group Training.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Performance, perceived stress, psychological moods, and serum and urinary biochemical measures were analyzed in a sample of naval aviators undergoing replacement air group training in the F-4 aircraft. The aviators, as a group, rated the first F-4 flight as the most stressful training flight and concomitantly showed significant increases in serum lactic acid, pyruvic acid, urinary norepinephrine and urinary creatinine during this flight. Pilots throughout training obtained significantly higher performance scores and showed significantly less fear and fatigue than did radar intercept officers RIOs. Pilots perceived stress and performance scores were unrelated. RIOs radar trainer stress scores were significantly correlated with performance during their subsequent radar flights. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems