Basic Flight Physiology

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November 12, 2007


Electronic book text, 311 pages

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0071596704 / 9780071596701

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The #1 Guide to Flight Physiology_Now Updated and Expanded with the Latest INSIGHTS for ENHANCING AIRCREW SAFE PERFORMANCE!

The Third Edition of Basic Flight Physiology has been completely updated and expanded with information on THAT WILL REDUCE PILOT IMPAIRMENT IN FLIGHT. This definitive guide to PHYSIOLOGICAL human factors in the flying environment provides a wealth of preventive measures pilots can take to anticipate and compensate for HUMAN FACTORS that cause 70% of all aviation accidents.

Packed with over 100 INFORMATIVE illustrations, this resource contains UNDERSTANDABLE coverage of THE MANY PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT PILOT PERFORMANCE PLUS crew resource management, in-flight medical emergencies, health maintenance programs, and more. The Third Edition of Basic Flight Physiology features:

  • Methods for dealing with vertigo and DISORIENTATION
  • Critical information on tolerance to FATIGUE
  • Techniques for handling self-imposed and environmental stresses
  • Guidance on the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS

Explore Every Aspect of "Medical Airworthiness":

• Human Factors Defined • Basic Human Anatomy • The Atmosphere • Situation Awareness • Altitude Physiology • Hearing and Vibration • Vision • Orientation • Self-Imposed Medical Stress • Environmental Stresses • Sleep, Jet Lag, and Fatigue • Acceleration • Crew Resource Management • Human Factors of Automation • In-Flight Medical Emergencies • Health Maintenance Program • Medical Standards, Regulation, and Certification

Table of contents

Foreword from first edition
Chapter 1. Human Factors Defined
Chapter 2. Basic Human Anatomy
Chapter 3. The Atmosphere
Chapter 4. Situation Awareness
Chapter 5. Altitude Physiology
Chapter 6. Hearing and Vibration
Chapter 7. Vision
Chapter 8. Orientation
Chapter 9. Self-Imposed Medical Stresses
Chapter 10. Environmental Stresses
Chapter 11. Sleep, Jet Lag, and Fatigue
Chapter 12. Acceleration
Chapter 13. Crew Resource Management (CRM)
Chapter 14. Human Factors of Automation
Chapter 15. In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Chapter 16. Health Maintenance Program
Chapter 17. Medical Standards, Regulation, and Certification
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Author comments

Richard Reinhart, M.D. is the president of Human Factors Resources, a company that provides educational resources and training for FAA medical certification and medical management in the aviation community.

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