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“Aeromedical Advisory” from FAA Safety Briefing

S谩bado, 9 de febrero de 2019 FAA CAMI Library Sin comentarios

It is issued bi-monthly, the FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community. The magazine’s objective is to improve safety by:

  • making the community aware of FAA resources
  • helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
  • encouraging continued training.

One of the sections is about Aeromedical Advisory, and can be interesting, not only for aircrews but also for avaition medical examiners. We encourage to all of you to look聽 through last issue about List Medications and Flight, oftenly requested by airmen; however addressing tghis request is more complicated than it might be seem.

*FAA Safety Briefing Jan-Feb 2019 / Medications : Making聽 a List (pag. 5) by Michael Berry ( Federal Air Surgeon)

Research report into Australian commercial pilots鈥 experiences with fatigue

Mi茅rcoles, 23 de enero de 2019 Twitter Sin comentarios

The research report, Fatigue experience and culture in Australian commercial air transport pilots , highlights the majority of pilot surveyed reported they were well rested at the end of their last duty. Over half of the pilots reported having seven hours of sleep or more in the previous 24 hours, and over 60 per cent reported having more than 14 hours in the previous 48 hours at the end of their past . The report shows that 10 per cent of pilots reported obtaining less than five hours of sleep in the previous 24 hours, and 17 per cent reported they had less 12 hours in the previous 48 hours of their last fight.

In Australia, high capacity regular public transport operators are required to transition to the new fatigue rules by聽30 September 2019. All other operators will need to adopt the new fatigue requirements by 26 March 2020.

Fatigue Experience and Culture in Australian Commercial Air Transport Pilots 2019 / (63 pag.)

Fatigue Management for all transport operations

Jueves, 3 de enero de 2019 admin Sin comentarios

In the transportation industry, crews often work long and irregular schedules 鈥 sometimes crossing multiple time zones or in challenging conditions 鈥 that are not always conducive to proper restorative sleep. Fatigue poses a risk to the safety of freight train, marine and air operations because of its potential to degrade several aspects of human performance.

Do not miss this video from TSB Canada

Hinsight ATM Safety

Mi茅rcoles, 2 de enero de 2019 admin Sin comentarios

HindSight is produced for air traffic controllers by the EUROCONTROL Safety Improvement Sub-Group (SISG).

Issued twice a year, HindSight aims to help operational air traffic controllers to share in the experiences of other controllers who have been involved in ATM-related safety occurrences. In this way, they can broaden their understanding

You can view, download and share the latest issue

Hindsight 27 / Winter 2018

Pilots incapacitated by cold?

Mi茅rcoles, 17 de octubre de 2012 Twitter 2 comentarios

The British AAIB (Air Accident Investigation Branch) released their bulletin concluding 聽the probable cause of an incident that British Airways A321 had near London on Dec 20th 2011 :
“The symptoms experienced by the commander may have been the result of the after-effects of a cold, combined with coincidental head and aircraft movement. The temporary symptoms experienced by the co-pilot may have been a reflection of the potentially evolving situation of an incapacitation at an early stage in the flight leading to possible mild hyperventilation.”

Do you want to read the whole story?

** Incident: British Airways A321 near London on Dec 20th 2011, both flight crew nearly passed out

Simon Hradecky / 11th-Oct-2012 / The Aviation Herald

Chamonix interdit les hommes-oiseaux

Mi茅rcoles, 26 de septiembre de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

Le maire de Chamonix a d茅cid茅 d鈥檌nterdire par arr锚t茅 municipal la pratique du wingsuit 聽dans sa commune. Ce sport extr锚me tr猫s spectaculaire consiste 脿 sauter d鈥檜ne falaise muni d鈥檜ne combinaison 茅quip茅e d鈥檃iles et 脿 voler quelques instants au-dessus du relief avant d鈥檃tterrir en ouvrant son parachute. Sont vis茅s par l鈥檌nterdiction les deux sites embl茅matiques de d茅collage dans la vall茅e de Chamonix, le sommet du Br茅vent (2525 m) et l鈥橝iguille du Midi (3842 m). Depuis le lancement de cette activit茅, il y a quinze ans, 160 脿 170 wingsuiters ont trouv茅 la mort dans le monde

** Chamonix interdit les hommes-oiseaux

聽聽聽聽 聽Serge Pueyo/Le Parisien 26-07-2012

El aeropuerto de Ibiza se queda sin m茅dicos por falta de dinero

Mi茅rcoles, 19 de septiembre de 2012 Twitter 2 comentarios

Seg煤n publica el Diario de Ibiza: “Por primera vez en al menos veinte a帽os el aeropuerto 聽de Ibiza se quedar谩 sin m茅dicos de forma permanente, despu茅s de que la direcci贸n haya decidido cancelar el contrato que anualmente ven铆a firmando con la empresa Ibimedic para mantener en la terminal un total de cinco m茅dicos que atend铆an tanto a los pasajeros como al personal de las instalaciones. Fuentes de AENA indicaron que solo se mantendr谩 asistencia sanitaria 芦presencial禄 durante los meses de mayor afluencia tur铆stica, en concreto de junio a septiembre. Esta atenci贸n se materializar谩 con un n煤mero indeterminado de enfermeros, pero no est谩 previsto incluir a ning煤n m茅dico”. AENA continua con su plan de desmantelamineto de los Servicios M茅dicos de Aeropuertos

** El aeropuerto de Ibiza se queda sin m茅dicos por falta de dinero

聽聽聽聽聽 J.LL.Ferrer/ Diario de Ibiza / 19-Sep-2012

Questions about a medevac flight accident in adverse conditions

Martes, 28 de agosto de 2012 Laura Duque Arrubla Sin comentarios

Pressure to conduct EMS operations safely and quickly in various 聽enviromental聽conditions- for example, in inclement weather and at night- increases the risk of accidents when compared to other types of patient transport methods, including ground ambulances or commercial flights. In this accident report, NTSB said, 鈥淭he pilot did not maintain sufficient airspeed during an instrument approach in icing conditions, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control. Contributing to the accident were the pilot鈥檚 fatigue, the operator鈥檚 decision to initiate the flight without conducting a formal risk assessment that included time of day, weather and crew rest, and the lack of guidelines for the medical community to determine the appropriate mode of transportation for patients.

** Especial interest for all those concerning MEDEVAC FLIGHTS

聽聽聽聽聽 High Risk, Low Need: Medevac Accident Report FSF jul12

聽聽聽聽聽 Mark Lacagnina / FSF /AerosafetWorld/ July 2012

JetBlue pilot has psychotic episode in prison

Martes, 21 de agosto de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

The JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and 聽yelling about religion and terrorists has had a psychotic episode in prison and requires further mental evaluation. Clayton Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month. A forensic neuropsychologist testified in a short, unpublicized trial that Osbon had a “brief psychotic disorder” at the time of the flight brought on by lack of sleep…

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La saga de los aviadores estrellados

Jueves, 16 de agosto de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

聽Escribe Jacinto Ant贸n este interesante art铆culo sobre accidentes y aterrizajes forzosos: “Vamos a centrarnos en lo que para m铆 es la esencia de la aviaci贸n: la gran ca铆da que sigue al ascenso rutilante del piloto y que lo devuelve a la realidad y al peso tras experimentar el espejismo de la conquista del cielo. Exactamente: la gran met谩fora de nuestras vidas, hechas de grandes despegues y aterrizajes forzosos. Las aventuras de pilotos que se estrellan”…

** La saga de los aviadores estrellados

聽聽聽聽 Jacinto Ant贸n/ El Pais.com / 05-Agosto-2012