Enhancing Tolerance to Acceleration (+Gz) Stress: The 'Hook' Maneuver
Final rept. 1-14 Aug 1990
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTERPA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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Anti-G straining maneuvers AGSM have been utilized by aircrew to enhance tolerance to Gz stress and reduce the potential for Gz- induced loss of consciousness G-LOC. Based on many years of teaching individuals to perform an optimum AGSM, one particular technique has proven to be especially useful. This technique is referred to as the Hook maneuver. We strongly prefer not giving a particular name such as M-1 or L-1 to the AGSM when training aircrew. The Hook maneuver simply emphasizes the proper mechanics for physiologic enhancement of tolerance. Experience with training a large number of tactical aircrew on the centrifuge has proven the Hook maneuver to be an extremely effective teaching tool which is easily understood, rapidly mastered, and easily remembered. A description of the Hook maneuver has been requested by many interested groups and is described in this manuscript. It should be emphasized that the optimum AGSM for an individual aviator in a given aerial combat situation is the one that is most effective for him in that situation.
- Stress Physiology