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Cognitive aging and flight performances in general aviation pilots

Causse, Mickaël and Dehais, Frédéric and Arexis, Mahé and Pastor, Josette Cognitive aging and flight performances in general aviation pilots. (2011) Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 18 (5). 544-561. ISSN 1382-5585

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2011.586018


Unlike professional pilots who are limited by the FAA's age rule, no age limit is defined in general aviation. Our overall goal was to examine how age-related cognitive decline impacts piloting performance and weather-related decision-making. This study relied on three components: cognitive assessment (in particular executive functioning), pilot characteristics (age and flight experience), and flight performance. The results suggest that in comparison to chronological age, cognitive assessment is a better criterion to predict the flight performance, in particular because of the inter-individual variability of aging impact on cognitive abilities and the beneficial effect of flight experience.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Taylor & Francis. The definitive version is available at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/nanc20?open=18#vol_18
HAL Id:hal-01062395
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Franche-Comté (FRANCE)
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