WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 1

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND THE LEVEL OF LEARNING BY PILOT CADETS IN THE INITIAL PERIOD OF STUDYING IN THE POLISH AIR FORCE ACADEMY (PAFA) IN DĘBLIN


Piotr Krawczyk1, Zdzisław Kobos2, Paweł Marcinkowski1, Robert Jędrys1, Zbigniew Wochyński1
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1Polish Air Force Academy
2Institute of Psychology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University


Autor korenspondencyjny: Zdzisław Kobos; Institute of Psychology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University; email: z.kobos@uksw.edu.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.19.06.2018.02

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Introduction: The aim of the study is to analyze physical fitness taking into account the learning outcomes of pilot cadets of the Polish Air Force Academy.

Material and methods: Two groups of PAFA cadets were examined: from the second year of studies (Group I) and from the first year (Group II). The following exercise stress tests were used for the assessment of physical fitness: pull-ups, 100 m, 1000 m and 50m swim. Analysis of the average scores obtained during the semester examination session was performed in particular score ranges of physical fitness.

Results: The obtained results show that in both examined groups, the most physically fit candidates learn at a level higher than the average score of the whole cohort population.

Conclusions: The conducted studies may provide the basis for establishing a new minimum threshold of 60 points per possible 100 points, necessary for PAFA candidates during the recruitment process.


Słowa kluczowe

physical fitness, learning, pilot cadets