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.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Trapped Gas Disorders
- Decompression Sickness
- Aviation Related Stress / Human Factors
- Cabin Pressurization / Oxygen Systems
- 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
- Wal-Mart Aviation
- Southwest Airlines
- Great Plains Airlines
- Tulsa Community College -
Professional Pilot School Students
- OSU Tulsa/Stillwater -
Human Factors Students
- University of Nebraska Kearny – Aviation Systems Management
- University of Dubuque Aviation