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GSR: Aeromedical Factors

Sat Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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 can cause various impairments that directly affect safety of flight.

San Carlos Flight Center invites CFI Garrett Mifflin to 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 review other common aeromedical factors that should be considered whenever flying.

Come and join this seminar in the ground school refresher series to review the impact of flight on the human body and become a safer pilot.


Garrett Mifflin is a flight instructor at SCFC. He grew up in northern Utah near Salt Lake City. Every time he had the chance to fly on an airliner, he was glued to the window enjoying the views from the air. Following his graduation from the University of Utah, he spent some time in the fitness industry before pursuing his interest in aviation. He quickly realized that he loves flying and continued his training from private pilot to certified flight instructor. After becoming a CFI Garrett moved to the Bay Area and joined the Flight Center. He continues to enjoy flying to discover new views as well as to help others develop the skills that allow them to explore the skies.

During his spare time Garrett enjoys spending time with his wife and toddler as well as going hiking, camping, and snowboarding.


About San Carlos Flight Center:

San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation through safety, community, and adventure. AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2023 as a Distinguished Flight School for the third year in a row.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Our seminars are free to watch when attended in person at our facility in San Carlos but live streaming and viewing recorded seminars are exclusively available to members. Click here or contact an SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web library of over 500 recorded safety seminars and live-streamed content.

This seminar will be held in person at SCFC, attendance is free and open to all. Web Members will still be able to access our seminars online, both live and recorded. Click here to learn more about the transition.

Interested in watching more of our presentations? View our growing library of over 500 recorded safety seminars available to view in our Members Only Seminar Library, available by clicking here.


Sat Jan 13
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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