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Basic Flight Physiology

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The #1 guide to flight physiology is now updated and expanded with the latest insights for enhancing aircrew safe performance! This Third Edition of Basic Flight Physiology has been completely updated and expanded with information on what 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

Hardback, 311 pages

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Manufacturer McGraw Hill
Author Richard O. Reinhart, M.D.
ISBN-13 9780071494885
Pages 311

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