Accession Number : AD0726254

Title :   Biodynamic Evaluation of Air Traffic Control Students between 1960-1963,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Lategola,Michael T.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Between 1960-1963, a large number of ATC students in training at the FAA Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City underwent a broad spectrum of biomedical evaluations conducted by the Civil Aeromedical Research Institute (CARI). Approximately 1,270 of these students were evaluated for physical fitness. Included in this evaluation were measurements of height, weight, pulmonary vital capacity, maximum breathing capacity, maximum aerobic working capacity. Principal findings were: physical fitness levels comparable to general population norms of health and expected parameter decredments with age. The age-related decrements in the measured physical parameters generally paralleled the ATC training failure rate. These data will serve as baselines for future evaluations of career ATC personnel in relation to job performance and preventive maintenance of optimum cardiovascular health. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, *PHYSICAL FITNESS), PHYSIOLOGY, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), ANTHROPOMETRY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONNEL, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE