Aeromedical Adjunctive Training Topic Guide

Level A - Required Annual Training

  1. Aeromedical aspects of ejection and/or emergency ground egress (as applicable). NVD removal training shall be incorporated into initial and annual training for aviators, aircrew and project specialists flying with NVDs in ejection seat aircraft.
  2. Sensory problems — Spatial disorientation/misorientation, visual illusions, visual scanning, situational awareness (including low level flight issues) and disorientation countermeasures (may be fulfilled during instrument ground school training and should be conducted by an aerospace physiologist, FS or aerospace physiology technician).
  3. Laser/LEP.
  4. Hypoxia Awareness Training (Class 1 Aircraft only) — Platform specific hypoxia awareness training to include signs, symptoms, types of hypoxia, and the situations which might cause them (training may be accomplished as lecture only or as part of NASTP Dynamic Hypoxia Awareness Training (uses a ROBD).
  5. G-Tolerance Improvement Procedures (GTIP) — For tactical aircraft (TACAIR) pilots. This brief should cover anti-G straining maneuver (AGSM), push/pull, G-suit fit, hydration, nutrition, fatigue, and exercises that will promote increases in G tolerance.

Level B - Recommended Annual Mission Training (as applicable for aviators and aircrew)

  1. Night vision/NVD (MAWTS-1 refresher curriculum).
  2. CBRND.
  3. Hypoxia awareness training (may include ROBD) for tilt-rotor and all fixed wing platforms less class 1.
  4. Aircraft-installed pane-mounted first aid kit (as applicable).

Level C - Recommended Deployment Work-up Training

  1. Circadian rhythms/long duration flights/fatigue.
  2. Sustained operations/combat stress.
  3. Survival/combat first aid - Self aid/buddy aid review to include aircraft/survival vest/raft first aid kit contents and proper use.
  4. Land survival - Geographically specific emphasizing hypo/hyperthermia in jungle mountain, desert and arctic environments (cold/hot weather climate briefs as required).
  5. Water survival - Geographically specific emphasizing hypo/hyperthermia and use of cold weather gear if applicable.
  6. Military Laser threat briefs (available from MAWTS-1).
  7. Military communication devices and procedures (applicable survival radios, etc).

Level D - Recommended Annual Safety Briefs

  1. Human performance enhancement (e.g., stress management, fatigue management, fitness for health, etc.).
  2. Situational awareness - Anomalies of attention/complacency, learning, memory improvement, temporal distortion.
  3. Fitness enhancement - Exercise/cardiovascular fitness/strength training, proper nutrition, and weight management.
  4. Nutrition, diet, and over-the-counter supplements.
  5. Simulator sickness/motion.
  6. Noise and vibration.
  7. Aircraft mounted first aid kit contents/use a long with survival vest/raft first aid kit contents and proper use.
  8. Aviation physiology (may include hypoxia awareness training) to include barometric physiological phenomena, decompression sickness, altitude threats.