CAMI IS 50 AND STILL PRODUCING EXCELLENT AVIATION MEDICAL SAFETY RESEARCH

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ARTICLE: FAA’s medical institute marks 50 years

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The Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, located at Oklahoma City’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, trains pilots and flight crews on crash survival.

While the UAV industry is working hard to remove the human element of flying, since 1903 every flight has been operated by a man or woman. In 1926 the Civil Aviation Act first recognized that the medical profession was an essential aspect of intelligently regulating aviation. Through the passage of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, the authority to establish a Civil Aeromedical Research Institute was created and one was founded in Oklahoma City by 1961. Since then, the organization’s name has changed to the Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) and its breadth of competence has expanded to include:

  • Studying and defining parameters of medical fitness of crew members,
  • The science and engineering of crash-safety design of aircraft to assure evacuation,
  • Researching the aptitudes needed to perform the functions of air traffic controllers and defining the selection criteria for hiring candidates,
  • Assessing the effects of the controllers’ workload their job performance,
  • The post-accident study aircraft structures,
  • A facility to instruct pilots and flight crews for aircraft crashes,
  • A water tank to study flotation devices and water survival,
  • An impact track for assessing a biodynamics in crash testing,
  • An altitude chamber and forensic toxicology laboratories.

The Acting Administrator and the Associate Administrator led a celebration of the 50 years of this fine research campus within the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. They honored the 280 scientists, physicians, educators, pilots, technicians and administrative personnel of CAMI and who work one of five divisions:

  • Aerospace Medical Certification
  • Aerospace Medical Education
  • Aerospace Human Factors Research
  • Aerospace Medical Research and
  • Occupational Health

The work that they do is very important to aviation safety and, as noted by Ms. Gilligan, “This institution has certainly set the gold standard for safety.”

Congratulations to CAMI and its aviation professionals on attaining 50 years of excellence.

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