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Human Factors of Air Operations in the South Atlantic Campaign
ROYAL AIR FORCE FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM) INST OF AVIATION MEDICINE
On 2nd April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and a task force was assembled to regain sovereignty Operation Corporate. From the earliest phases of the operation the medical staffs at the Headquarters of Royal Air Force Strike Command and at the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine were involved with advice on human factors for the aircrew and ground personnel. These included considerations of the aircraft role, crew task in flight, duration and frequency of flights, number of sorties per detachment and length of detachment, problems of supervision and management, changes in work associated with unusual patterns of rest, rest facilities and other aspects such as feeding, bowel and urinary functions, morale and motivation.
This article is from 'Sustained Intensive Air Operations: Physiological and Performance Aspects', ADA139324, p28-1--28-4.
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