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Aviation Medicine

Flight or fright

Are you afraid of flying? It isn't the coolest thing to own up to, but one in three people experience extreme discomfort during a flight.

Sunday, 21 November, 1999, 12:00am

Smoother ride

United Airlines has installed an advanced weather system in its cockpits which gives detailed radar information of conditions ahead, allowing pilots to avoid thunderstorms.

28 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

On the Road

A NEW Zealand whale-watching project established and run by Maoris has beaten a record 120 entries to win the 1994 British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow awards.

Whale Watch, based in Kaoikoura, on New Zealand's South Island, was formed by a group of local Maoris who now own and operate four vessels.

7 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Flying affects ear pressure

WHY is it that one's ears seem to hurt more on an aircraft when it is landing than when it is taking off? The Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear and the back of the nose, normally opens periodically to equalise air pressure on both sides of the eardrum.

3 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

How to end those wrong time blues

JET lag is a fact of life in distance flying, be it in a corporate Lear jet or economy class on a budget charter flight.

Rapidly crossing several time zones has a profound effect on the body's natural rhythms, creating a problem for many business travellers whose schedules may not allow them time to recover after a flight.

26 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Ways to equip yourself for a comfortable journey

STRIVING to keep their economy fares competitive, most airlines have reduced so much personal space and curtailed so many perks that a frequent flier can recite from memory all the big and little touches he or she will have to do without.

After manoeuvring for the most comfortable seat, pamper yourself in the best ways you can.

7 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

How to avoid the effects of long-distance flights

ANY business executive who travels as part of their job will be all too aware of the debilitating effects of jet lag, the disorientation, discomfort and general lassitude it can produce.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am