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Scientific Tests for the Selection of Pilots for the Air Force

Nature volume 101, pages 225226 (23 May 1918) | Download Citation



MODERN aviation by its. complex evolutions in a rarefied atmosphere imposes an enormous strain upon the bodily mechanisms. It is important, therefore, that the subjects selected for such work shall be in every way fitted for it, otherwise early breakdown or worse may result to the would-be pilot, in addition to needless expense to the country. The problem of the selection of fit candidates is therefore best approached from the point of view of practical aeronautics.

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