May 2 (Wed) 7:00pm Aeromedical Factors

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Human body dynamics are complicated on the ground, and really interesting when you take them up thousands of feet in elevation.  The reduction in ambient air pressure causes human bodies to do some interesting things. Join Eric Blatner CFI as we review important Aeromedical Factors such as the four types of hypoxia, the impact of medicines and alcohol on the human body, and how the human eye and mind can be fooled by various spatial and visual illusions.  He will also go over some common over-the-counter medications that most pilots don’t think inhibit their ability to fly but may actually be dangerous.


Eric Blatner is a new San Carlos Flight Center staff instructor, who learned to fly at the high altitudes around Bozeman, Montana.  He has a Class I medical and is interested in the psychology of the human mind and how it can be negatively affected by various flight conditions.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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