Trans-femoral amputee pilots: Criteria for return to the fighter cockpit

Alon Grossman*, Liav Goldstein, Michael Heim, Erez Barenboim, Israel Dudkiewicz

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Proximal lower limb amputations (trans-femoral) usually leave amputees with significant functional disturbances. This article contains information regarding three pilots with trans-femoral amputations that returned swiftly to continue their aeronautical careers despite their disabilities. Adaptations are needed in the limb prostheses to enable the amputees to access the minimally spaced cockpit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Amputations
  • Aviators
  • Prosthesis


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