Migraine and Military Pilots

Research Paper Title Migraine History and Recurrence in Military Pilot Applicants. Background Migraine is a common condition with features that can adversely impact aviation activities. The diagnosis of migraine is often compatible with civil aviation training, but is much more concerning for military pilot applicants. A history of migraine headache traditionally medically excluded potential military… Read More

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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

US Air Force Pilot Height Requirements: Getting a Waiver

As reported in Air Force Times on 02 December 2019, the US Air Force is re-examining its standard height requirements for becoming a pilot as it seeks to encourage more airmen to pursue aviation careers. The Air Force often grants height, or anthropometric, waivers to allow pilots to fly some aircraft – meaning those aspiring… Read More

Defining Normal Balance for US Army Aviators

Research Paper Title Defining Normal Balance for Army Aviators. Background One challenge clinicians face is determining when a military Service Member (SM) can return to duty after an injury that affects the postural control. The gold standard to measure postural control is the Sensory Organisation Test (SOT). This test measures the amount of sway present… 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