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Basic Flight Physiology
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Basic Flight Physiology

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 DRUG
  • Explore Every Aspect of "Medical Airworthiness"

Table of contents:

  • Foreword
  • Foreword from first edition
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Glossary
  • Recommended resources for aerospace medicine and flight physiology
  • Index

Softcover, Third Edition, 311 pages.

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