Airsickness during Naval Flight Officer Training: Advanced Squadron VT86-AJN (New Syllabus).
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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This is the fifth in a series of research reports dealing with a longitudinal study of airsickness in Naval Flight Officer NFO students being trained for a variety of nonaviator flight assignments in fleet squadrons. The study, described in detail in the first report 3 of the series, was designed to investigate the incidence and severity of airsickness experienced by a sample of the NFO population on an individual-student basis as they progress through the basic primary level, advanced secondary level, and fleet readiness commonly referred to as RAG squadrons comprising the NFO training syllabus. The study also relates the airsickness data collected in the flight environment to the performance of the students on several motion reactivity tests which were presented to a large segment of the total sample population prior to their beginning flight training. The long-term objective here is to utilize the inflight airsickness data as validation criteria to measure the relative effectiveness of the motion reactivity tests in identifying, on an a prior basis, both those students who are highly susceptible to airsickness and those students who rarely experience the problem. The inflight airsickness data thus severe this test validation function as well as defining the magnitude of the airsickness problem within each training squadron.
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