Flight simulator performance of younger and older aircraft pilots: effects of age and alcohol.

@article{Yesavage1994FlightSP,
  title={Flight simulator performance of younger and older aircraft pilots: effects of age and alcohol.},
  author={Jerome A Yesavage and N Dolhert and Joy L. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={577-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if older pilots forgot more about a learned flight task after a 10-month delay than did younger pilots and if the anticipated greater skill loss led older pilots' performance to be more disrupted by alcohol. DESIGN Repeated measures comparative group design examining the effects of alcohol versus placebo in two age groups (younger and older) and at two timepoints: acute intoxication, at a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.10%, and 8 hours post-drink. SETTING… CONTINUE READING