The issue of women flying military combat aircraft has been controversial.
We conducted a comprehensive survey, via anonymous questionnaire, of all U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force rated female aircrew and an equal number of age-and dutymatched male aircrew.
We are reporting on the general information section of the questionnaire here : age, time in the military, flight role, desire to remain in the military, marital status, number of children, spousal encouragement of career, type of aircraft flown, aircraft mishap and injury history, and reasons for extended periods of illness/medical incapacitation to fly.
Males'and females'responses in most areas surveyed were very similar.
However, women were more than twice as likely to have been medically grounded for a period of more than 30 days.
Not all the excess groundings were due to pregnancies.
The responses to this section of the questionnaire indicate that female military officer aircrew are similar to their male counterparts.
About 20% of married female aircrew do not postpone pregnancies in deference to their military careers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Armée, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Aéronautique, Motivation, Questionnaire, Vol, Maladie, Mâle, Femelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Army, United States, North America, America, Aeronautics, Motivation, Questionnaire, Flight, Disease, Male, Female, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0016153
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 21/05/1997.