Fit to Fly a Jet? (Jan, 1951)
Fit to Fly a Jet?
OUR jets are the hottest things in the air and it takes hot pilots to fly them. Even the fighters cost a few hundred thousand dollars each and Uncle Sam makes certain he doesn’t put a muttonhead behind the stick whenever there’s flying to be done. It’s easy for him to select good pilot material, however. The Air Force has formulated a series of tests which reveal a candidate’s mental and physical alertness in short order. It’s all done with lights, levers, noises and, of course, the necessary laboratory measuring instruments. There are vision testers, wobble meters and spinning chairs. A few are explained here. Think you could qualify?