The possibility of G-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) during aerobatics in light aircraft


The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recently conducted research into the rates of G onset and G levels experienced by a light aircraft pilot during normal aerobatics. The objective was to relate data obtained from the research to other data available from military authorities, in order to evaluate the possibility or otherwise of a light aircraft pilot sustaining G-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) during aerobatics.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Series number: 872-1017
Publication date: 21 February 1988
Related: General Aviation
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