Accession Number:

ADA180417

Title:

Relationship of Cardiopulmonary Fitness to Flight Performance in Tactical Aviation.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This report describes current endeavors to identify whether cardiopulmonary fitness can positively influence flight performance in a tactical fighter community. Population analyses of 111 subjects consisting of experienced aviators and student naval aviators present evidence that the U.S. naval aviation pilot community is in an above average state of physical fitness with less than average coronary heart disease potential. Correlations found in this study between cardiopulmonary fitness and psychophysiological responses that occur during simulated andor actual flight operations present strong evidence that flight performance could be favorably affected. Keywords acceleration tolerance visual acuity, pilot studies motion sickness heart rate.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE