Physiological Indoctrination Courses
All aircrew officers on commissioning from BAF Academy and all airmen on remustering to aircrew trade undergo the initial physiological indoctrination course. Then, at least every after 03 years, a refresher course is conducted for each aircrew.
Practical Training on Altitude Chamber
All aircrew undergo the practical exposure during physiological Indoctrination Courses after every 04 years.
Practical Trg on Gyro Lab
All pilots attend the training while detailed for Physiological Indoctrination Courses and there after every 02 years.
Practical Trg on EST
All pilots are exposed on the equipment during initial Physiological Indoctrination Course. Then only those fly aircraft fitted with ejection seat will attend the training after every 04 months.
Practical Trg on NVT
All aircrew undergo this training along with Physiological Indoctrination Courses. Besides, before night flying aircrew may have the practical exposure.
Recruits with science background are selected for Medical Assistant trade by the concerned Directorate. They first attend the medical assistant's 36 weeks basic course. There after Advance and Senior Trade courses are attended as per existing service policy.
The Barany's Chair is a time-honored classroom tool for demonstrating vestibular orientation illusions. It can also be used for management of recurrent air sickness. Barany's Chairs are a simple and cost effective way to teach aircrew how easily their sense of motion can be mistaken.
Spatial Orientation Trainer (Gyro Lab) Spatial Disorientation and loss of situational awareness are the leading causes of aviation mishaps. Some estimates suggest that over 80% of fatal mishaps involving human error are due to at least in part to this phenomenon. The Gyrolab is used to train aircrew in techniques which can help them recognize, avoid or overcome problems of spatial disorientation and loss of situational awareness. In a simulated aircraft environment, trainees learn to rely on their flight instruments and maintain control. Close loop feed-back allows the trainee to practice control actions and demonstrate improved performance.