Fatigue in Aviation: A Guide to Staying Awake at the Stick

1st Edition

John A. Caldwell

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Routledge
Published March 2, 2017
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9781315255408 - CAT# YE94336
Series: Studies in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors

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Summary

This overview of fatigue includes fatigue definitions, the measurement / assessment of fatigue, and the performance, mood, and safety problems associated with fatigue in the operational setting. The physiological bases of fatigue are discussed, so the reader understands that fatigue is a physiological phenomenon that is not "just a state of mind". Scientifically-valid countermeasures are discussed and data from a variety of sources are included to provide readers with a "toolbox" from which they can choose solutions to fatigue-related problems. The book is of interest to aviation crews in both civilian and military sectors, managers as well as aviators, flight deck as well as maintenance crews. It aims to be 'user-friendly', although scientific information is included to help the reader understand why certain behaviours occur.

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