Stressful Mission Profiles. Part 1,
BRITISH ARMY ON THE RHINE DETMOLD (GERMANY F R) MEDICAL CENTRE DETMOLD
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This is the first of two presentations that together are intended to examine the stressors inherent in the differernt types of helicopter mission that are currently in the repertoire of the NATO armies together with their efforts on each other and on that most important stressor likely in any future European conflict - fatigue. The emphasis is more on the practical than the theoretical aspects as the author is not so much a research scientist as a practising flight surgeon. Furthermore the exchequers of the World are mundane enough to demand some usefulness from their employees - and Aviation Medicine has much to offer in the fields of flight safety and efficiency. This first portion of the presentation describes and analyses the stressors in those types of flight that might be considered particularly stressful - NOE flying, Night flying with and without aids, mountain flying, flight over water, flight in NBC clothing, instructional flying in peacetime and flight in adverse weather conditions. The stressors invoked by these flight profiles are set against the stressors found in all helicopter flying. Film clips will be used for illustrative purposes.