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Basic Flight Physiology (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071494885
ISBN-10: 007149488X
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English