Accession Number : AD0621433

Title :   PILOT FATIGUE: INTERCONTINENTAL JET FLIGHT. 1. OKLAHOMA CITY TO TOKYO TO OKLAHOMA CITY,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Hauty,George T. ; Adams,Thomas

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Following 3 consecutive days of biomedical assessment in Oklahoma City, six healthy subjects were transported to Tokyo, where assessments were made on alternate days throughout a period of 10 days, and were then transported back to Oklahoma City, where assessments were made for 3 consecutive days. Based upon the single parameter of rectal temperatures, the mean values of all subjects revealed that biological time had apparently shifted from Oklahoma City to Tokyo time within 3 days and from Tokyo back to Oklahoma City time within 1 day. Individual rectal temperature curves of the different subjects, however, revealed a profound range of individual differences. The mean proficiency with which the subjects executed basic task functions was adversely affected to a substantial extent during the first day in Tokyo and, to a lesser extent, the first day of return to Oklahoma City. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), PILOTS), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES, BODY TEMPERATURE, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), DECISION MAKING, AVIATION MEDICINE, JET AIRCRAFT, PHYSIOLOGY, GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE