Most general aviation pilots spend the majority of their flight time below 10,000’. This has led many to become complacent to the risks of hypoxia.
Hypoxia is a killer, robbing our blood of much-needed oxygen — and the resulting effects can be deadly.
In recent years, the GA community has increased its vigilance in maintaining a healthy cockpit.
At this year’s SUN ’n FUN, there were several vendors selling the latest in cockpit carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. These monitors can help in early identification of the dangerous presence of CO in the cockpit.
And at the FAA Building, pilots could actually feel the effects of hypoxia. [Read more…]