Vertigo and spatial disorientation are two of the emergencies we brief before every flight.
What does SD stand for?
SD stands for Spatial Disorientation
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See other definitions of SD
We have 158 other meanings of SD in our Acronym Attic
- Sound Dampened/Diffused (weapons)
- South Dakota (US postal abbreviation)
- South Departure (aviation)
- Southern Durchmusterung (star catalogue)
- Space Division
- Span Destination (Cisco)
- Sparklet Devices (.50 caliber ammunition headstamp)
- Spartan Dominion (forum)
- Spasmodic Dysphonia
Samples in periodicals archive:
He headed a project for the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL, now the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton) to develop a series of enhanced spatial disorientation training modules for safety school.
The Problem [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Spatial disorientation (SD) has been killing aircrew for decades.
Chapter topics include the physiology of visions and visual processing and body perception, the role of basic visual functions in aviation, pilot perception of cues used for visual flying, research on cues used for visual flying, and spatial disorientation (illusions and misperceptions).
Jul 23, 2009 Spatial disorientation of the pilots, particularly the captain, was one of the factors that led to the loss of an Aeroflot-Nord Boeing 737-550 that crashed on approach to Perm on 14 September 2008, killing all 88 people on board, according to the CIS accident investigator MAK.
This deviation may have been due to a servo transparency encounter, spatial disorientation, misjudgment or some other factors or combination of factors.
Spatial disorientation accidents has been a major concern for astronaut pilots, though such a mishap in space has not been reported to date.
A unique training benefit offered by the GAT-II(R) is training in the hazards associated with spatial disorientation (SD) during flight.