WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 3-4

ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF PSYCHOPHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION OF MILITARY PILOTS – PERSONAL REFLECTIONS


Krzysztof S. Klukowski1
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Autor korenspondencyjny: Krzysztof S. Klukowski; -, -; email: kklukowski@wp.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.20.12.2018.05

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Streszczenie

The author presents selected fragments of his research activity at the Military Institute of Aviation Medicine in Warsaw in the years 1971-2002. The author’s career in aviation medicine began in the Department of Aviation Pathophysiology in the Laboratory of Flying Personnel Exercise Stress Tests with the position of Assistant Professor, then the Head of the Laboratory, next the Head of the Biological Renewal Team, then the Deputy Commandant of the Institute for Scientific Research, ending with the position of the Commandant of the Institute. The article presents in a condensed way the author’s activity in the field of psychophysical fitness and health promotion, especially of military pilots. The main scientific interests of the researcher concerned the fitness preparation of pilots, including physical flight factors tolerance, changes in exercise capacity over age, methodology of exercise stress tests and setting standards of physical fitness, as well as health promotion with biological regeneration elements. Many new solutions, e.g. exercise stress tests in high altitude hypoxia, have been used in competitive sports.


Słowa kluczowe

methods of diagnosing aptitude and physical fitness of pilots, fitness standards, health promotion in the Polish Air Force