Fit for Flight: Flight Physiology and Human Factors for Aircrew

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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 trip length and crossing time zones cause fatigue, how the mind and body react to certain stresses, how to read the warning signs of incapacitation, how aircrew working as team can effectively manage potentially dangerous in-flight situations, and how to protect your medical certificate. Author Reinhart introduces readers to the essentials of flight physiology and ...
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Overview

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 trip length and crossing time zones cause fatigue, how the mind and body react to certain stresses, how to read the warning signs of incapacitation, how aircrew working as team can effectively manage potentially dangerous in-flight situations, and how to protect your medical certificate. Author Reinhart introduces readers to the essentials of flight physiology and human factors: how different organs function and what can be done to protect those functions before and during flight.
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Tells pilots and other crew members important information on how flight affects the body. Introduces essentials of flight physiology and human factors, and discusses how to protect various organs and body systems during flight and how to prevent and treat hypoxia, dehydration, fatigue, visual illusions, hearing loss, disorientation, and jet lag. Also covers risks of self-medication, alcohol, smoking, and extremes of heat and cold, and contains material on stress management, aircrew health maintenance, and FAA medical certification. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813815671
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Your Challenges in Flight 3
2 Flying above 5,000 Feet AGL 27
3 Disorientation in Flight 57
4 Flying in Heat and Cold Extremes 79
5 Self-Imposed Medical Problems 99
6 Vision 133
7 Hearing 151
8 Sleep, Jet Lag, and Fatigue 169
9 Stress Management, Crew Resource Management, and the Safe Crewmember 193
10 In-Flight Medical Emergencies 203
11 Aircrew Health Maintenance 211
12 Protecting Your FAA Medical Certificate 227
App Frequently Asked Questions by Flight Attendants 241
Index 245
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