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Hypobaric Chamber/Aviation Ratings
Last Post 21 Jan 2013 02:09 PM by ejhcougar. 3 Replies.
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13 Jan 2013 05:55 PM
    Hey guys! Looked for this answer elsewhere but couldn't find it. Anyway, is hypobaric chamber training a requirement for the aviation ratings?
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    16 Jan 2013 04:20 PM
    No it isn't, hypobaric chamber is a diving thing, it is a high pressure chamber. For aviation, during A school you will go to the pressure chamber to simulate oxygen deprivation from flying at 22,000 feet without supplied oxygen. The whole idea is so you can know and recognize the signs of hypoxia. Its an interesting training session and it kind of sucks that day but its nothing like OC spray or anything like that.
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    16 Jan 2013 04:55 PM
    HYPERbaric chambers are used for diving, hypobaric chambers are used to simulate high altitude. Thank you for the feedback though. I appreciate it. I spoke with my recruiter (an AMT) and he said I will in fact experience the altitude chamber (in A-School, he said) if I decided to go aviation.
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    21 Jan 2013 02:09 PM
    My apologies, I just assumed it was a typo, its vary rare to hear it referred to as a hypobaric chamber, everyone in aviation just says "pressure chamber". Yes you will go, I just did it about 4 months ago at school myself. It is a fun experience, definitely teaches you the affects of hypoxia.
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