Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine Aviation Physiology Training

Hypobaric (Altitude) Chamber Training

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

  • Expose yourself to high altitude in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Feel and recognize your own personal symptoms of hypoxia and learn how to correctly treat yourself for hypoxia.
  • Experience the effects of altitude on night vision.
  • Practice emergency procedure during a rapid decompression.
  • Complete a step towards your high altitude endorsement.

Courses cover

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Hypoxia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Trapped Gas Disorders
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Aviation Related Stress / Human Factors
  • Cabin Pressurization / Oxygen Systems
  • Vision
  • Spatial Disorientation

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”.

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.

Guardite Altitude Chamber

  • 16 person main chamber for Hypoxia and Night Vision experience
  • 6 person outer chamber for Rapid Decompression experience
  • MBU 5 or MBU 12 positive pressure oxygen masks
  • CRU-73/A Low Pressure Panel Mounted regulators

Training Clients:

  • Wal-Mart Aviation
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Great Plains Airlines
  • Hallmark
  • L3/Aeromet
  • Tulsa Community College -
    Professional Pilot School Students
  • OSU Tulsa/Stillwater -
    Human Factors Students
  • University of Nebraska  Kearny – Aviation Systems Management
  • University of Dubuque Aviation




Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
801 E. 91st Street
Tulsa, OK 74132

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