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outlaw162 wrote:The board used this terminology, “almost” loss of consciousness (no acronym), uniquely for the F-22 accident. It was used primarily to explain the subsequent loss of situational awareness. I don’t believe it had been used formally prior to this for the “tunnel vision effect” or gray/black out while still conscious. You’re either conscious or you’re not. This is like “almost” pregnant.
Medically, ALOC is Acute Loss of Consciousness, of which GLOC is a subset.
ALOC, curiously, is also Acceptable Level of Competence.
A-LOC, meaning "Almost Loss of Consciousness," is not a new term nor uniquely attributed to the F-22 accident. Here is a link explaining it further:
<a href="http://www.datafusionlab.org/publications/papers/shender2002_almost_loss_of_consc_125.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.datafusionlab.org/publications/papers/shender2002_almost_loss_of_consc_125.pdf</a>
Also I'd have to disagree with your binary assessment of consciousness. That's like saying you're either drunk or you're not. If you've never been a little buzzed, I suggest you take it a little slower on the Jeremiah Weed. Cheers,