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One Approach to Avoiding Aviation Disasters

Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization is a book that helps pilots and travelers to understand how transmeridian travel effects human performance. Written in easy-to-read language, Lag's author Bill Ragan explains complicated topics.

Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization
PRLog - Jan. 5, 2010 - GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jan 5, 2010 – Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization (ISBN-10:1435702212 / ISBN-13: 9781435702219), by Bill Ragan, M.S., is a book about the effects of chronobiological desynchronization and jet lag. An avid researcher of aviation related human factors, Ragan recognized that the human body’s own regulatory system could inhibit human performance when it was subjected to repeated variations such as those that are related to transmeridian travel.

Ragan said “while it is difficult to determine the cause of aviation accidents without examining an extensive amount of data, it is known that the fatality rate for professional aviators is much higher than the all-occupations fatality rate.” That high fatality rate, Ragan said, is less frequently due to mechanical failure, and more frequently due to pilot error. Pilot error is the central focus of Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization.

The following is a quote from Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization:

“Though age and gender have been identified as variables that could have an effect on how pilots cope with occupational stress, the areas of interest in this book are sector length and, separately, pilot fatigue prevention training.”

Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization was published in 2007 by Lulu Enterprises, and is available from in the United States from Lulu.com, Target.com, Amazon.com, Aircraft Technical Books, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and other popular booksellers online. Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization makes a great Christmas gift for anyone interested in science, travel, aviation, medicine, or sports!

Link to Publication: http://stores.lulu.com/highaltitude.


Bill Ragan received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and a Master's Degree in Psychology from Walden University. He is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and affiliated with the United States Army Medical Department Regiment. Ragan's research interests include many aspects of clinical and aviation psychology.

Numerous concepts discussed in this book came from observations Ragan made when he worked in military aviation. His experiences and training on the Bell UH-1 Huey, the Bell AH-1 Cobra, and the Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopters motivated him to pursue aviation psychology and this investigation into lag.

Please contact the author’s agent at contact@abcflorida.org.

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Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization (ISBN-10:1435702212 / ISBN-13: 9781435702219) was written to help raise awareness of the disturbing effects that jet lag has on sports players.

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