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Report: RCAF Helicopter Pilots Suffer from Debilitating Neck Pain

By R&WI Staff | May 8, 2018

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The Royal Canadian Air Force is looking for ways to reduce the number of neck injuries seen in helicopter pilots, according to media reports.

Reports point to a 2014 survey of 233 pilots and flight engineers who fly the Griffon that found that 75% had experienced neck pain with varying degrees of severity. The prevalence of neck pain in the civilian population is estimated to be only 15%.

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The media reports state this is attributed partly to heavy equipment, such as night-vision goggles.

Read more at The Star.

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