Surgical Emergencies: A New Learning Experience

  • P. R. Edwards
  • W. A. Corbett
  • M. J. Taylor
  • J. R. Coughlan
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It is unusual nowadays for an airline pilot not to have spent some time in a flight simulator. They are used not only in the training of new pilots but also to ensure that qualified pilots are maintained at the highest possible level of competence. These training aids are able to simulate most catastrophes that may occur in an aircraft and are capable of realistically exposing a pilot to these situations without either endangering a life or an aircraft. Some of the catastrophes simulated a pilot may rarely expect to be exposed to during a normal flying career, whereas others may be experienced quite a few times. A simulator is able to produce and reproduce potential disasters with ease such that the pilot gains experience of how to manage his aircraft in many dangerous situations without exposing it to real trauma. They are proving to be of great value and are being used by most of the major airlines of the world.


Multiple Choice Questionnaire Airline Pilot Junior Medical Staff Major Airline Real Trauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Edwards
  • W. A. Corbett
  • M. J. Taylor
  • J. R. Coughlan

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