High Altitude Lab 2

As a professional pilot, you will spend the majority of your flight time at high altitudes. That makes Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach’s Hypoxia Awareness Training an extremely valuable resource.

 

High Altitude Normobaric Lab

High Altitude Lab 2

As a professional pilot, you will spend the majority of your flight time at high altitudes. That makes Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach’s Hypoxia Awareness Training an extremely valuable resource.

At the heart of the Embry-Riddle program is our High Altitude Laboratory’s Normobaric Chamber. The High Altitude Laboratory (HAL) normobaric chamber uses air scrubbers to extract oxygen out of the enclosure creating a hypoxic environment inside and can simulate altitudes up to 30,000 feet. Because there is no change in atmospheric pressure, there is no danger of ear or sinus blocks, trapped gas, or decompression sickness.

Under the supervision of qualified instructors, Embry-Riddle students will be able to experience their personal symptoms of hypoxia while performing cognitive and motor flight-related tasks. They will then correct by donning an airline-style mask before their decision making becomes clouded or they become incapacitated.

The goal of our Hypoxia Awareness Training is to teach you the hypoxia warning signs and how to mitigate the risk. To date, more than 1,600 students and 200 corporate pilots and flight test engineers have trained in the Embry-Riddle High Altitude Laboratory.

Corporate and other flight departments can schedule the lab. Contact Professor Glenn Harmon at 386-226-6843 or glenn.harmon@erau.edu for additional information.

Lab Information

Location: COA 132B

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.

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High Altitude Lab 1

High Altitude Lab 4

High Altitude Lab 3

High Altitude Lab 5