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Coast High Altitude Chamber Programs

Topics covered during the Standard Course consist of Physics of the Atmosphere, Respiration/Circulation, Hypoxia/Hyperventilation, Trapped Gas Problems, Evolved Gas Disorders, Vision, and Human Factors. All academics are taught in the morning followed by a lunch break.  The altitude chamber flight profile for the Standard course consists of a FAA Type I profile to 25,000’. After each person experiences his or her individual hypoxia symptoms at this altitude, descent is made to 18,000’ where they undergo a Loss of Night Vision Acuity demonstration.  This is followed by descent to ground level, a question and answer period, and the presentation of certificates.
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Overcoming FAA Checkride Anxiety

The anticipation of the FAA Checkride is considered one the most nerve racking and stressful situations a pilot must go through in the course of their training.  Once the training is completed and the students has passed all written tests and stage check exams, the daunting Checkride is then scheduled.  Even though the Checkride is stressful and taxing, one should have total confidence in their abilities, as both the student’s flight instructor and the flight school have signed off the student; therefore, indicating they feel secure in their decision.  However, most students still feel the pressure. Continue reading