Results of a Longitudinal Study of Airsickness Incidence during Naval Flight Officer Training,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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This paper outlines the results of a longitudinal study of airsickness in a large sample population of Naval Flight Officers NFOs being trained to perform various nonpilot flight duties prior to assignment to operational fleet squadrons. The study has concentrated on the acquisition of airsickness data on an individual student basis as training progressed from the basicprimary level through the advancedsecondary level to the fleet readiness squadron phase for each of the major NFO training pipelines. The primary objectives of the study were to define the incidence of airsickness in each of the training squadrons and to identify differences in the motion stress exposure associated with the different pipelines that can affect decisions on the initial selection and assignment of NFO candidates. A secondary objective was to relate the inflight airsickness data to the results of several short test of motion reactivity given to a segment of the study population prior to their beginning flight training.
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