Medicine: Profile of a Flyer

What personality makes the best jet pilot? Air Force Psychologist Saul B. Sells told the Aero Medical Association last week that after a five-year study, still going on, he and his colleagues have constructed this composite picture:

A youngster who derives his greatest satisfaction from "aggressive, masculine, gregarious activities [in which he seeks] dominance." He is interested in everything built around an engine, from hot rods and high-powered cars to flying machines, along with anything mechanical, scientific or military.

His character is harder to define than his interests: he should be generally free...

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