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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:1497] Re: Long Term Effects of G-Forces


Thread: [IAC-L:1497] Re: Long Term Effects of G-Forces

Message: [IAC-L:1497] Re: Long Term Effects of G-Forces

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From: "Walt Bell" <cricket at>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 23:55:23 UTC


 Hi fjt,

As a physician, and aerobatic pilot, I maintain a passing interest in the
medical aspects of the hobby.  
To my knowledge, there have been no long-term studies on the effects of
aerobatic g-forces on pilots.   We can all anecdotally point to many
aviators into their late fifties and even seventies that have been
subjected daily to high positive and negative accelerative forces with no
apparent ill effects.
If your friend is worried that his headaches are being "passed off" as due
to his aerobatic flying, then perhaps another opinion in the matter would
be in order.   The internal medicine subspeciality of neurology deals, in
part, with the in-depth evaluation of headache.   If his problem was not
evaluated by a neurologist, then perhaps it should be.
fly safe...


> From: Zero1Niner at
> To: Multiple recipients of list <iac-l at>
> Subject: [IAC-L:1487] Long Term Effects of G-Forces
> Date: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 4:42 PM
> (Sorry if this is a duplicate)
> Have there been any studies done about the potential (if any) long term
> problems associated with high G forces?  I have a friend who is a
> and somewhat long term aerobatic pilot that has been recently been
> from headaches, and the doctor immediately associated this to aerobatics
> the potential problem source.  I would appreciate any feedback on this
> matter.
> Thanks
> Fjt


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