Cardiopulmonary Screening for High-Performance Flying: Selection and Retention Issues

Authors
  1. Gray, G.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The performance characteristics of the new generation fighters place new demands on the human side of the man-machine interface, and necessitate a fresh look at the medical screening requirements for current and future aircrew. Such reassessment of aircrew medical screening is certainly not a new topic, occuring on a cyclic basis with the introduction of each new generation of tactical military aircraft. Adaptations and alterations in screening tests for those who fly the new generation fighters was addressed at a 1979 USAF Workshop on "Pilot Selection and Flying Physical Standards for the 1980's". Most of the recommendations from that Workshop are still valid, but the time constants for implementation of medical recommendations are often long. A recent AGARD Conference also addressed medical selection and screening issues for fighter aircrew. TRUNCATED
Report Number
AGARD-758-PAP-12 — @Paper presented at Short Course sponsored by Aerospace Medical Panel in GFR, 18-20 May 87, in Greece, 21-23 May 87, in Denmark, 9-11 Jun 87, and Turkey, 15-17 Jun 87; CONTAINED IN 87-02895
Date of publication
15 Mar 1987
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
87-02886
CANDIS No
51689
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Hardcopy

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