Pilots in India are trialling aircraft display systems that respond to eye movements and could let military pilots keep their hands on a plane’s controls more often while flying (Murthy, 2020). Modern aircraft have electronic displays that show the plane’s fuel level, geographical position or imaging system. Pilots can click the screen to the relevant… Read More
UK Military Flight Training System adds more H145 Helicopters
In the UK, Airbus Helicopters is to provide four additonal H145 helicopters as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS). The new helicopters will join an existing fleet of 29 H135s and three H145s, known as JUNO and JUPITER (respectively) in the MFTS service. They will be delvierd during 2020.… Read More
Passing-Out Parade for New RN/RM Aviators
There are ten new aviators ready to carry the Royal Marines into battle after completing their demanding training with the Commando Helicopter Force. There are ten new aviators ready to carry the Royal Marines into battle after completing their demanding training with the Commando Helicopter Force. Friends and family were invited to RNAS Yeovilton to… Read More
What is the Value of Spatial Disorientation Training for Military Pilots?
Research Paper Title Spatial Disorientation Survey Among Military Pilots. Background Spatial disorientation (SD) remains a significant cause of accidents and near accidents. A variety of training methods have been used to assist pilots to anticipate the SD problem. The value of such training in the prevention of disorientation has been difficult to assess. Methods To… Read More
New Tri-Service Rotary Wing Flying Training System Takes Off!
Army Air Corps (AAC) soldiers were among the first British armed forces pilots to graduate from the new rotary wing UK military flying training system. A total of thirteen (13) pilots and nine (9) rear crew completed the Tri-Service programme at RAF Shawbury, where a raft of cutting-edge equipment has helped prepare them for the… Read More
Outlining the Challenge of Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Aircrew
Research Paper Title The challenge of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in aircrew; detecting plaque before the accident. Background Coronary events remain a major cause of sudden incapacitation, including death, in both the general population and among aviation personnel, and are an ongoing threat to flight safety and operations. The presentation is often unheralded, especially in… Read More
Reduced Pilot Alertness & Non-Technical Skills
Research Paper Title Flight Performance Aspects During Military Helicopter Flights. Background A flight is composed of many flight performance aspects. However, not all of these aspects are equally important for the success and safety of a flight. When investigating the influence of a stressor on flight performance, it is important to understand not only which… Read More
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