FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST
The growing number of female pilots entering the field of civil aviation has suggested the need for a study of the maximum allowable forces which should be specified for operating aircraft controls. Therefore, a study was made of the maximal voluntary forces which a sample of 25 female pilots could exert on each flight control. Further, the percent of maximal strength versus endurance relationship reported by other investigators was studied for this population in operating each control. The percent of maximal strength versus endurance relationship was established and compared with the results of other investigators. The results obtained indicate a need for further study of the subject in simulated and actual flight.