Accession Number : AD0711927

Title :   FAMILY HEALTH EDUCATION AND ITS PLACE IN THE TRAINING OF STUDENT AVIATORS. A METHOD,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s) : Knapp,Stanley C.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Flight Surgeons are often poorly understood; and their real missions are not realized by military aviation students and their families. The flight surgeon, because of his prominent position in selection and retention of the student aviator, may represent a threat to the aviator's career. The Army Aviation Training Program is rapidly expanding. Formal student-flight surgeon was realized by the Department of Aeromedical Education and Training, Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama. A method of health education discussions with the wives of student aviators was developed. The aims of the discussions were twofold. In the first place, improving the image of the flight surgeon by early and informal contact and enlisting the help of the wives in the care of their husbands as part of the flight surgeon's mission, and the presentation of a number of vital aviation topics pertinent to the health and safety of the husband-aviators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, AVIATION PERSONNEL), (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, AVIATION MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE