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Aviation Physiology Training

From classes for the novice to training customized for corporate or commercial flight crews, each aviation physiology course begins in the classroom. These sessions meet FAA requirements and are designed to teach the aircrew about the physiological challenges associated with flight.

Courses cover:
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Hypoxia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Trapped Gas Disorders
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Aviation Related Stress / Human Factors
  • Cabin Pressurization / Oxygen Systems
  • Vision
  • Spatial Disorientation
  • High Altitude Endorsement (“Sign-off”)

Classroom training is reinforced by an altitude chamber flight letting the students experience their own personal symptoms of hypoxia in a controlled setting. Accompanying the hypoxia training is a controlled “sudden decompression”.

Depending on training needs, instruction may also cover:
  • Emergency Egress
  • First Aid
  • CPR and AED (Automated External Defibulator) training
  • Land Survival Training
  • Sea Survival Training
  • Survival First Aid

Educational lectures, combined with hands-on demonstrations, prepare the flight crew to recognize potential problems associated with humans in flight and teach the crews how to respond correctly.

Dave Moyers

Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine
OSU Center for Health Sciences
801 E. 91st Street, A155-Riverside
Tulsa, OK 74132