Pilots, Personality, and Performance: Human Behavior and Stress in the Skies


This collection of essays offers a detailed look at stress factors affecting airline professionals, and the human factors that are becoming increasingly recognized as major causes of airplane mishaps. Among the topics discussed are the physiological stresses of flight, deregulation in the U.S. and Canada and its effect on pilots, mandatory retirement and age discrimination, legal and psychological issues concerning impaired pilots, and factors in qualifying for medical certificates. The contributors provide a representative overview of an industry that has gone from complete regulation to being a cutthroat competitive environment.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • H. Duane Luessenheide
  • Gail D. Roen
  • William E. Thoms
  • William A. Good
  • H. Robert Wasiuta
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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