THIS TITLE FIRST appeared in 1991, in good time for the introduction by the CAA of the subject of Human Performance and Limitations as an examination for all private and commercial licence candidates.
THIS TITLE FIRST appeared in 1991, in good time for the introduction by the CAA of the subject of Human Performance and Limitations as an examination for all private and commercial licence candidates. It has now been thoroughly revised by Michael Bagshaw (co author Ron Campbell having died in 1996) bearing in mind the requirements of the new JAR FCL, and it now appears as a second edition. The principle of pilots writing for pilot readers, avoiding excessive technical and medical jargon, has been maintained, and although certain material (such as first aid) has been removed, as no longer applicable to the new examination requirements, other sections have been enlarged to include new subject matter called for in the JAR FCL syllabus. This has involved significantly expanded coverage of aviation psychology and an extension of the aviation physiology section to include ten pages dealing with flying in the high altitude environment, and a new section on general health maintenance. Quite apart from helping a candidate pass the relevant examination, this book forms a sensible pilot’s guide to looking after oneself both in the aviation environment and outside. James Allan.