As aircraft operations move to higher altitudes, it is increasingly important to recognize the dangers of the high-altitude flight environment. Recent stories of so-called “Ghost Flights” where hypoxia in pilots have led to tragedy only bring home the danger of this phenomenon. The Altitude Awareness and Hypoxia Training course provides participants with crucial information on hypoxia, rapid decompression, Time of Useful Consciousness (TUC) and other high altitude hazards.
Classroom instruction is reinforced with practical exercises in an FAA-approved altitude chamber, enabling participants to recognize critical hypoxia symptoms, raising the overall awareness of its dangers and how to respond. Pilots also manage the effects of hypoxia and night vision and how practice recovering from a rapid decompression.
Altitude Chamber Flights
Altitude and Hypoxia Awareness Training Prerequisites