The press service of the Central Military District in Astrakhan has announced that military psychologists have prescribed a programme of classical music for pilots as obligatory stress relief after combat sorties.
The music therapy takes place in specially equipped tents right at the Armavir air base, where pilots take off in Su-24M bombers and MiG-31 interceptors. The music is administered while the flight crew are sitting in charirs filled with polystyrene beads and designed to take the shape of each individual body for ultimate muscle relaxation. Tchaikovsky tops the list of prescribed classics, followed by Mozart.
Do other air forces have a similar programme?