Accession Number : AD0690371

Title :   BLUTALKOHOL UND FLUGUNTUECHTIGKEIT VERSUCH EINER ERARBEITUNG VON RICHTWERTEN FUER DIE ALLGEMEINE LUFTFAHRT (Blood Alcohol Concentration and Fitness for Flight Duty-Investigation of Standards for General Aviation),

Corporate Author : DEUTSCHE VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V BAD GODESBERG (WEST GERMANY) INSTITUT FUER FLUGMEDIZIN

Personal Author(s) : Klein,K. E. ; Breuker,Kl. ; Bruener,H. ; Wegmann,H. M.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Alcohol was ingested in three different doses (0.28, 0.56, 0.84 g/kg body weight within 10-15 min) by young healthy males, and the blood alcohol concentration (BAK) and the psychomotor performance were measured in regular intervalls of 20-60 min for more than 5 h. The ability to perform a complex psychomotor performance test as quick and as accurate as possible, was significantly reduced in the group (and in each individual), if the BAK had reached 0.015% (-0.025%) in the phase of the alcohol resorption, if the BAK was 0.035% (-0.045%) in the plateau, or if it was as high as 0.045% (-0.050%) in the phase of the alcohol elimination. The reduction in performance at a BAK plateau of about 0.09% corresponded well to the reduction caused in the same group by 0.5 g Hexobarbital (Evipan) orally taken. The results emphasize the necessity of a regulation related to drinking, which, in airline and military crews, prohibits a person from acting as a crewmember in general aviation for a given time after the termination of the consumption of alcoholic beverages. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, *PHYSICAL FITNESS), (*ALCOHOLS, BLOOD CHEMISTRY), MOTOR REACTIONS, STANDARDS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FLIGHT CREWS, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE