Accession Number : ADA194313

Title :   Stress and the Military Pilot.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Barwick, Sidney K

PDF Url : ADA194313

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This Thesis studies how stress (psychological) effects the military pilot in peacetime and combat with emphasis on prevention, recognition, and treatment. Stress and its effects on military pilots is a subject where the author's personal experience has indicated a need for increased knowledge. Understanding and controlling the stress that effect the military pilot will help improve safety and combat effectiveness. If the pilot and supervisor insure that the mind is ready for each mission, then the Air Force will log more landings per take-off. In combat, stress disorders are treatable if recognized early and treated correctly. Proper treatment will help assure combat missions will not be lost to the psychological effects of war. In the thesis, the author translated the preventions, recognition, and treatments for ground combatant stress directly to the military pilot population. Additionally, posttraumatic stress is addressed with the hope of finding ways to reduce or prevent it. Keywords: Stress(Psychology); Aviation safety; Pilots.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), AIR FORCE, AVIATION SAFETY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, GROUND LEVEL, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MISSIONS, PEACETIME, POPULATION, PSYCHOLOGY, SUPERVISORS, THESES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE