HIGH ALTITUTE - FLIGHT PHYSIOLOGY


This required course covers the following information in depth; A discussion of the components of the atmosphere to include a review of the gas laws. A description of the human respiratory and circulatory systems to include discussions on the human body components of these systems, anemia, hypoxia, hyperventilation, heart disease, the oxygen requirements at altitude, and Time of Useful Consciousness. A review of aircraft pressurization system, decompression sickness (DCS), the risks of temperature and radiation on high altitude operations. Human sensory systems to include, the nervous system, vision, sensory adaption, the effects of light and dark, hearing, equilibrium, and sensory inputs such as spatial orientation, visual illusions, empty field myopia, excess-“G”s, and the Coriolis Effect and human health and hygiene to include circadian rhythm, fatigue, body temperature, gastro-intestinal problems, tropical conditions and their effect on health, infectious diseases, intoxication and incapacitation in flight. Courses are constantly monitored and updated when major changes in authority documentation is released.


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Course HIGH ALTITUTE - FLIGHT PHYSIOLOGY
Category PILOT COURSES-GENERAL SUBJECT COURSES
Exam Yes
Number of Questions 10
Passing Grade 75
Course Duration 01:19:45
Availability 90 Day
Regulatory Compliance FAA / EASA / CAA and Compliance with IOSA audits

Price: € 74.00



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Content of the Course

COURSE START
BASICS OF FLIGHT PHYSIOLOGY - The atmosphere
The gas laws:
The law of diffusion
Isa condition
Respiratory and circulatory systems - Respiratory systems
Circulatory systems
Blood
Anaemia
Hypertension and hypotension
The effects of high and low blood pressure on the body
Controllable risk factors
Coronary artery disease
What are the risk factors for heart disease?
Hypoxia
Summary of oxygen requirements by altitude
Time of useful consciousness (tuc)
Hyperventilation
Hyperventilation and hypoxia
Aircraft pressurization system
Decompression sickness (dcs)
High altitude environment - Ozone
Radiation
Humidity
Extreme temperature - Hot environment and hyperthermia
Coldenvironmentandhypothermia
MAN AND ENVIRONMENT – THE SENSORY SYSTEM
Vision - Functional anatomy
Anatomy and physiology of the eye
Parts of eyes
Light and dark adaptation
inocular and monocular vision
Distance estimation and depth perception
Sunlight and its effect on the eyes
Eye defects
Hearing - Hearing loss
Integration of sensory inputs - Spatial orientation
Visual illusions
Visual illusions associated with landing
Slope of runway
Black hole effect
Rain on the windshield
Atmosphere – lowcontrast environment
Empty field myopia
Vestibular illusions
Somatogravic
G-excess illusion
Coriolis
Proprioception sense – seat of pants sense
HEALTH AND HYGIENE - Personal hygiene
Body rhythm and sleep
Fatigue definitions
Body temperature
Problem areas for pilots
Gastro intestinal upsets – abdominaldistension
Obesity
Food hygiene
Tropical climates
Infectious diseases
Intoxication - Tobacco
Caffeine
Alcohol
Drugs and self-medication
Toxic materials
Incapacitation in flight
COURSE END