Aircrew Critique of High-G Centrifuge Training. Part 1. What was the Best Part of the Program?
Final rept. Oct 88-May 91,
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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We have successfully initiated a fighter-attack aviator high-G centrifuge training program at the Naval Air Development Center. This report reviews the critiques of 515 of 525 aircrew who participated in the centrifuge training. We received no negative overall critiques from USN, USMC, or USAF aircrew. Of particular note was the favorable aircrew attitude toward the HOOK maneuver as the preferred method for teaching and performing the anti-G straining maneuver, and aircrew agreement that a G-LOC exposure would be a very beneficial part of the training program. A multitude of additional suggestions by the fighter aircrews offer the potential for further enhancement of successful program. The centrifuge training program has the potential for making the most significant enhancement of the interface between the fighter aviation medicineaerospace physiology programs and fighter-attack operations that has yet to exist. The centrifuge training program not only enhances flight safety it also can immediately improve the combat readiness and capability of fighter- attack aircrew.
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