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Sport Pilot Aeromedical Factors Questions
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Effects of drugs, alcohol, and over the counter meds
degrade pilot performance
Oxygen deficiency that impairs functions of the brain at higher altitudes. Symptoms: Headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and euphoria. Correction: lower altitude or add oxygen
caused by emotional tension, anxiety, or fear. Symptoms include rapid or extra deep breathing caused by defiance of CO2 in the body. Correct by controlling breathing or deep breaths
Middle Ear and sinus problems
Climbing easily allow she pressure to equalize in the ear canal. Quick descents can cause pain. Avoid flying with sinus problems
Symptoms include misleading information about flight attitude. Keep visual horizon reference or use appropriate instruments to correct or prevent this issue
symptoms are nausea or lack of balance caused by the unnatural motion of continued bombs, turns, etc. the inner ear which controls the sense of balance cases this. reading, stuffy conditions, anxiety, etc can cause this. fresh air, reducing motion, looking at horizon. Landing asap is the best way to recover
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Symptoms include headache, drowsiness, and dizziness. It is odorless, colorless, and a tasteless gas. Susceptibility increases with altitude. Causes loss of muscular power. Corrected by reduction of exhaust gases, shutting off heat, or breathing fresh air.
Personal stresses can hinder good judgement and decisions. Not flying is the best option under stress. Focusing on flying only is also an option.
Lack of sleep, unhealthy physical condition, not eating right can contribute to this.
symptoms are fatigue that professes to dizziness, weakness, nausea, tingling of limbs, abdominal cramps, and extreme thirst. Caused by flying in summer heat for long hours. Drink water through and before the flight
Cold temperatures for long periods. Caused a lot by open cockpits in cold temperatures. Symptoms include coldness, shivering, lack of physical control, slurred speed, and death. Dress warm and turn on heat in cockpit
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