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The Stewart Lecture was established in 1969 to honour the life and work of Air Vice Marshal W K Stewart CB CBE AFC BSc MB ChB MRCP, who joined the staff of the RAF Physiology Laboratory in 1940 and commanded the RAF Institute of Aviation
Medicine (which the RAF Physiological Laboratory became) from 1947 until his death in 1967.

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The Future of Aviation Medicine in Europe: Untangling the Web

Added on 22 March 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

In April 2008 the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), an executive agency of the European Commission, became responsible for the Licensing and Medical Standards of pilots in Europe.

The advent of a pan-European legislative structure for the regulation of aviation medical assessments in Europe is an exciting and challenging prospect. The objective of improving flight safety for the citizens of Europe by the harmonisation of medical standards is laudable and well supported.

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Aviation Medicine Research: An Unending Adventure

Added on 03 February 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Dr Billings will discuss his 60 years as a physician, flight surgeon and teacher, using as examples some research studies in which he has been involved to illustrate the breadth of research needs of the civil aviation community that have motivated his work.

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Into Thin Air and Thick Mud: Aircraft Accidents and How to Survive Them

Added on 20 February 2008 by Royal Aeronautical Society

A continuing aim from the beginning of manned flight has been to protect occupants in aircraft crashes from the effects of impact. Although aircraft crashes are uncommon they have serious consequences and, in particular, survivability and injury causation are major concerns in both military and civil aviation.

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