Female Hairstyle and Flight Helmet Accommodation: The AMELIA Project. Phase I: Survey Study. Part 1: Research Report.
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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Most personal protective equipment in current military aviation was designed with male aircrew in mind. To ensure that female aviator performance is not hampered by improperly fitted or sized equipment, the U.S. Navy USN established the Aircrew Modified Equipment Leading to Increased Accommodation AMELIA program. In this Phase I study, a novel questionnaire was distributed to a variety of USN and U.S. Marine Corps USMC aviation installations around the world to assess the effect of female hairstyles on flight helmet performance and safety. One hundred and one completed questionnaires were returned to the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory USAARL resulting in a response rate of 21-40.
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