Accession Number : ADP004652

Title :   The Current Status of the RAF Programme of Desensitisation for Motion Sick Aircrew,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIR FORCE FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND) INST OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Stott,J. R. R. ; Bagshaw,M.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The RAF Motion Sickness Desensitisation Programme has been in operation since 1966 and has to date treated 151 aircrew. The programme consists of a ground phase and a flying phase. Since January 1981 the programme has been located entirely at Farnborough. Additional motion stimuli have been incorporated into the ground phase of treatment and the flying phase is now carried out in a high performance aircraft, the Hunter T7. Comparison of the results of follow up for the period 1981-83 with those for 1974-80 indicates an improvement in overall success rate and shows a significant increase in the number that progress to fly in the demanding motion environment of fast jets.

Descriptors :   *MOTION SICKNESS, *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, THERAPY, DRUGS, DESENSITIZING, FLIGHT CREWS, TEST METHODS, FLIGHT TESTING, GROUND LEVEL, VULNERABILITY, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE