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Fit for Flight: Flight Physiology and Human Factors for Aircrew, 2nd Edition

Fit for Flight: Flight Physiology and Human Factors for Aircrew, 2nd Edition

Richard O. Reinhart

ISBN: 978-0-813-81567-1

Sep 1999, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Description

This book tells pilots and other crew members what they need to know to be fit for flight: How flying and different atmospheres affect the body; How the mind and body react to certain stresses; how trip length and crossing time zones causes fatigue; and how to read the warning signs of incapacitation, however subtle. Introduces readers to the essentials of flight physiology and human factors.
Your challenges in flight; Flying above 5,000 feet AGL; Disorientation in flight; Flying in heat and cold extremes; Self-imposed medical problems; Vision; Hearing; Sleep, jet lag and fatigue; Stress management, crew resource management, and the safe crewmember; In-flight medical emergencies; Aircrew health maintenance; Protecting your FAA medical certificate
* Provides an easy-to-read introduction to flight physiology and human factors
* 70% of aviation accidents are related to human factors