Accession Number : AD0728317

Title :   Physiological Responses of Low-Time Private Pilots to Cross-Country Flying,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Melton,C. E. ; Fiorica,Vincent

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Various physiological, biochemical, and psychophysiological measurements were made on low-time private pilots who each flew three cross-country flights. The round-trip flights were 320, 520, and 960 NM in length. Heart rate was recorded continuously throughout the flights. Urine, collected for the 24-hour period surrounding the flights, was differentially analyzed for epinephrine and norepinephrine. None of the measured parameters changed in proportion to the length of the flights; however, the level of stress was high when compared to other types of flying activities. The total stress of such flights must, therefore, be considered to be in direct proportion to the length of the flights. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *PILOTS), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), PILOTS), PHYSIOLOGY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, FLIGHT, AMINES, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE