ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
The present study contains anthropometric data of GAF and USAF flying personnel. The data for USAF flying personnel were taken from measurements of 2420 subjects in 1967. The results of this measurement series, which so far have not been published, have been provided by E. Churchill. These data represent the latest state of anthropometric surveys of American flying personnel. A comparison of anthropometric data requires that the individual dimensions be measured by the same method. To assure this, the GAF IAM team used equipment, definitions and procedures according to Hertzberg. For each body dimension the following detailed information is given 1 The definition, written and illustrated, of body dimension to be measured 2 The frequency of certain ranges 3 A breakdown of GAF and USAF data in percentile, permitting comparison 4 Essentials on the statistics of data distribution. To facilitate further anthropometric studies the correlation matrix of GAF data has been added in the appendix. The tables contain the correlation coefficients of any anthropometric body dimension with any other listed in this study.