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

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What are the Clinical Diagnoses Leading to Suspension in US Army Aircrew?

Research Paper Title Clinical Diagnoses Leading to Suspension in Army Aircrew: An Epidemiological Study. Background There have been few large-scale epidemiological examinations of military aircrew populations reported in recent literature. This study examined 10 yr of medical records contained in the U.S. Army Aeromedical Electronic Resource Office (AERO) in an effort to identify the most… Read More

What is the RAF Aircrew Conditioning Programme (ACP)?

What is the Aircrew Conditioning Programme? The Royal Air Force (RAF) Aircrew Conditioning Programme (ACP) was designed to enhance pilot performance through reducing fatigue and strain injuries to the spine. Why Was The ACP Introduced? The ACP was introduced as there was a need for a valid preventative exercise protocol for the above group. For… Read More

What Training is Provided to UK Reaper Aircrew by US Personnel?

Initial training to qualify personnel to fly Reaper is provided to UK Reaper pilots by US personnel at Holloman Air Force Base: The Ground school element covers aircraft systems, engine, communications links, weapons and aircraft limits. The Live Firing and Simulation element covers operation of the aircraft, general handling, emergency handling, basic tactics, basic mission sets and… Read More