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Fit for Flight. Flight Physiology and Human Factors for Aircrew. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5227702
  • Book
  • July 1999
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.
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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
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Richard O. Reinhart MD, senior FAA aviation medical examiner.
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