Submitting Campus

Prescott

Department

Department of Applied Aviation Sciences

Document Type

Poster

Publication/Presentation Date

4-6-2017

Abstract/Description

“All too often, pilots tell me they don't need physiological training because they don't fly that high. The statement points out the general feelings of a large majority of the aviation population. I suppose then the burning question is ‘why do we still have aircraft accidents?’” (Boshers, 2015). To this day there are no statistics on how often general aviation pilots experience hypoxia during everyday operations. General aviation pilots (i.e. non-commercial operations) were chosen for this study because:

  • Little regulation regarding flight physiology training
  • General attitude of invulnerability towards hypoxia
  • No requirement to report hypoxia or similar events

Location

The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

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