Basic Flight Physiology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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70 percent of aviation accidents can be traced to the physiological effects of flying Written by a retired flight surgeon, Basic Flight Physiology thoroughly covers the many factors that can affect "medical airworthiness." Updated to include the very latest medical developments that have a bearing on cockpit health, the third edition provides a wealth of accident-preventing information you can use to anticipate and compensate for the physiological effects of flying that can erode performance.

Author Biography

Richard Reinhart, M.D. is the president of HumanFactors Resources, a company that provides educational resources andtraining for FAA medical certification and medical management in theaviation community.

Table of Contents

Foreword from first edition
Human Factors Defined
Basic Human Anatomy
The Atmosphere
Situation Awareness
Altitude Physiology
Hearing and Vibration
Self-Imposed Medical Stresses
Environmental Stresses
Sleep, Jet Lag, and Fatigue
Crew Resource Management (CRM)
Human Factors of Automation
In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Health Maintenance Program
Medical Standards, Regulation, and Certification
Recommended resources for aerospace medicine and flight physiology
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