September 1976 Volume 22 Number 9
In this issue:
- Army Aviation Applications of Meteorological Satellites
Meteorological satellites offer a new and highly efficient means for acquiring detailed aviation weather information for Army pilots over any battlefield.
- How High The Moon – How Bright The Night
The author offers a practical method for Army Aviators and commanders to predict brightness on clear nights for tactical operations. Additional factors affecting the degree of illumination are not discussed here; the intent is solely to provide a relatively simple means to forecast brightness.
- The Pilot and the Weather Forecaster
"What we are looking at here is a lack of communications." This may be a tired cliché, but it too often is applicable in pilot-to-forecaster relationships. The communications gap usually results in confusion, occasionally in angry confrontations between the pilot and forecaster, and potentially in tragedy.
- Operational Aspects of Stress and Fatigue
During World War I, little was known about and even less consideration was given to crew rest and flying fatigue. Consequently, aircraft accidents rather than combat losses caused the majority of aviator deaths. Chronic stress fatigue in World War I led to a syndrome of isolation, loss of appetite and poor sleep which in many cases was followed by accidents and death.
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