The age 60 rule

Arnold Angelici, Susan Baker, Mary A. Cimrmancic, Charles DeJohn, Anthony Evans, Harry Hoffman, Graeme Maclarn, Geoffrey W. McCarthy, Verba Moore, Pooshan Navathe, Farhad Sahiar, Nathan E. Villaire, Nicholas Webster, Alex Wolbrink, James T. Becker, Dana Broach

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The impetus for amending the Age 60 Rule compels the review of recent scientific literature pertinent to pilot age and performance. The Rule has been the subject of extensive debate among policymakers and the aviation community. The aviation medical community is in a position to continue research and discussion that may provide additional evidence for the development of future policy decisions. Those addressing the future of the Age 60 Rule may benefit from understanding the nature and limitations of these studies, whether their outcomes are conclusive or not. Hopefully, some measure of guidance may be achieved as they address pilot age limits and related safety, economic, and operational issues of the aviation industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-715
Number of pages8
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Accidents
  • Aviation medicine
  • Aviation safety
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Commercial air transport operations
  • Incapacitation
  • Legislation
  • Pilot age
  • Pilot assessment
  • Pilot performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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