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Ground School Refresher: Aeromedical Factors

January 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.**

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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.

Join CFI Terry Kelly as he reviews 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 pilots might not consider to impair their ability to fly, but may actually be dangerous.

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


Terry Kelly is a CFI at San Carlos Flight Center, who has a background as a first responder working as a wildland firefighter. He has first-hand experience dealing with many of the aeromedical factors that pilots need to be aware of. Aeromedical factors are a very important subject for him, as we spend so much time making sure the plane is safe to fly and the weather is safe to operate, but so little time on the most important part of flight… the pilot.


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 2019 as a Distinguished Flight School.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Livestream access is free for everyone, but recorded seminars are available solely to members at a later date. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web archive.





January 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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San Carlos Flight Center
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