Alcohol, age, and piloting: judgement, mood, and actual performance.

  title={Alcohol, age, and piloting: judgement, mood, and actual performance.},
  author={Daniel G. Morrow and Von O. Leirer and Jerome A Yesavage and Jared Tinklenberg},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  volume={26 6},
We have previously described acute and carry-over effects of alcohol on young and older pilots' performance. In the present paper we report the effects of alcohol and age on self-assessment of performance and mood in the same study. Young and older pilots flew in a simulator during an alcohol and placebo condition. In the alcohol condition, they flew after reaching .04 g/dL (.04%) BAL, after .10% BAL, and then 2, 4, 8, 24, and 48 h after .10% BAL (they flew at the same times in the placebo… CONTINUE READING