Accession Number:

ADP011069

Title:

Hypobaric Training for Royal Air Force Aircrew - Un Update

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIR FORCE CENTRE OF AVIATION MEDICINE BEDFORDSHIRE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This paper states the training requirement, describes the hypobaric chambers, highlights aspects of safety and outlines the hypobaric training profiles and details the results so far. Hypobaric chambers provide a safe environment in which aircrew may be exposed to hypoxia, pressure changes and rapid decompressions. This provides aircrew with practical experience and engenders confidence in their equipment. Appropriate supporting facilities and fully trained staff are prerequisites. With careful planning and well-motivated staff, new units can be quickly created where staff have the necessary skills to provide hypobaric training for aircrew in as safe an environment as possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE