Pilot Medical Handbook: Human Factors for Successful Flying

Pilot Medical Handbook

Publisher:
ISBN-13:
9781560277170
Copyright Date:
2009
Other Identifiers:
ASA-MED-HNDBK
Pages:
96
Binding:
Paperback
Dimensions:
11.0" x 8.5"
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This book will help you learn how to determine whether your PAVE (Pilot - Aircraft- EnVironment - External pressures) factors are favorable for flight.

To safely operate an aircraft, pilots need to develop an awareness of not only the physiological aspect of flying, but also those that influence workload and fatigue, decision making, and situational awareness. It is vital that you, as a pilot, understand and appreciate how these factors affect your everyday flying.

Being a safe pilot requires more than completing your flight training, attending ground school, and meeting the currency requirements. A safe pilot is well-trained, familiar with the aircraft, proficient, current, physically and mentally fit, and has sound judgment. This handbook is a compliation of FAA medical and safety publications that address these topics, including:

  • Assessing and determining personal minimums
  • Information if you are considering LASIK surgery
  • Stress management
  • Visual illusions and spatial disorientation
  • Flying safely with passengers


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Introduction
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Establishing Personal Minimums
  • Medications and Flying
  • Alcohol and Flying: A Deadly Combination
  • Fatigue in Aviation
  • Fitness for Flight
  • Trapped Gas
  • Hearing and Noise in Aviation
  • Altitude-Induced Decompression Sickness
  • Hypoxia: The Higher You Fly...The Less Air in the Sky
  • Sunglasses for Pilots: Beyond the Image
  • Pilot Vision
  • Information for Pilots Considering LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Smoke
  • Carbon Monoxide: A Deadly Menace
  • Spatial Disorientation: Visual Illusions
  • Spatial Disorientation: Why You Shouldn't Fly By the Seat of Your Pants
  • Seatbelts and Shoulder Harnesses: Smart Protection in Small Airplanes
  • Flying with Passengers
  • Medical Certification: Questions and Answers
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography

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