Questionnaire on Practical Training in Aviation Physiology for civilian pilots

High technologies improved the safety of contemporary aviation a lot, but the human factor remains the main reason for accidents. Pilots in all types of flying activities could experience classical physiological stresses in flight (hypoxia, barotrauma, acceleration, spatial disorientation).

This plays an even more important role in emergency situations when such conditions reduce the pilot’s performance and endanger the flight safety. Unlike the military cargo airplane pilots who receive the practical training along with the theoretical training in aviation physiology, civilian pilots study only the theory.

Members of ESAM Circle of Experts Group on Training and Physiology have elaborated a “Questionnaire on Practical Training in Aviation Physiology for civilian pilots”. We, aviation medicine doctors, would like to get feedback from pilots and from aviation medicine specialists (physicians, psychologists) on this aspect of pilot's training. Depending on the results, the Practical Training in Aviation Physiology could be recommended during the certain periods of the pilots’ career.

We would be very pleased if you would complete the Questionnaire and answer the questions following the link:

Practical training in aviation physiology, pilot’s opinion if you are a pilot

Practical training in Aviation Physiology, opinion of an aviation medicine specialist if you are a doctor