- To develop the pilot’s familiarization of the medical process and aeromedical factors, and to their application to the flight environment.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Getting your medical:
-Why another medical?
-What types of medical are there?
-What are the standards?
-How long is it good for?
-What if I have a disqualifying condition?
- Before flight:
- Hypoxia (PHAK Chapter 16)
-Hypemic: Inability of blood to carry oxygen, mostly as a result of inhalation of carbon monoxide (including from cigarette smoke).
-Stagnant: Poor blood circulation. In aircraft this can happen through G forces or cold.
-Histotoxic: Inability of cells to use oxygen, mostly from alcohol or drug use.
Carbon monoxide can come in through the heating system. If you ever smell exhaust, or suspect that carbon monoxide is coming in the cabin, turn off the heater, open windows and vents, use supplemental oxygen if available, and land as soon as possible. CO can stay in the body for 48 hours.
-Symptoms and Resolution (FAA CAMI)
- Middle Ear and Sinus Problems (and remedy)
- Spatial Disorientation and Illusions