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Reasons for eliminating the "age 60" regulation for airline pilots.

Authors
  • Mohler, S R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Publisher
Aerospace Medical Association
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1981
Volume
52
Issue
8
Pages
445–454
Identifiers
PMID: 7259696
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The calendar age of 60 is no longer medically justifiable as an upper age limit for airline pilots. Advances in gerontologic studies, clinical medicine, and operational flight proficiency evaluations, now allow individual pilot assessments for health status and performance capability. Individualizing the career duration of pilots by eliminating the present age 60 upper limitation will enhance flight safety and efficiency as healthy pilots continue their productive careers.

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