A 59-item questionnaire was administered to Army helicopter pilots from a variety of Army units to assess crew endurance issues.
Analysis of 653 completed questionnaires indicated that respondents felt that the maintenance of aviator proficiency was more important than the fulfillment of only currency requirements in improving flight endurance.
Approximately three-quarters of the respondents said that physical training was important to them personally, and 63% said that improved physical fitness reduces flight-related fatigue.
With regard to the current crew endurance guide, only 1% of the respondents thought that the guide was exceptional and 65% said that they thought it should be rewritten.
Adjustments were suggested for some of the recommended flight time limitations, to include liberalizing the factor associated with night-vision device flight.
A majority of respondents indicated that data from either in-flight endurance evaluations or questionnaires administered to personnel in the field should be used to develop a new guide.
Most respondents did not feel comfortable delegating responsibility for total crew endurance planning to unit commanders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Pilote, Endurance, Armée, Guide, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Perception, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Pilot, Endurance, Army, Guide, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Perception, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0277337
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.