High Altitude Normobaric Lab

Quick Facts

Price
$450 per person

Course Length
1 Day (4 Hours)

Course Dates & Locations
Please contact Glenn Harmon for reservations.
Location: Daytona Beach Campus

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Overview

The goal of our Hypoxia Awareness Training is to teach the warning signs of hypoxia and how to mitigate the risk.  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.  

HAL Lab normobaricHypoxia Awareness Training consists of a two-hour classroom session on high altitude physiology which meets IS-BAO syllabus requirements and can be tailored to meet the specific company, operational, or crew needs.  During the HAL lab session, participants will experience their personal symptoms of hypoxia while performing various cognitive and motor flight-related tasks in a flight deck environment. They will then correct by donning an airline-style mask before their decision making becomes clouded or they become incapacitated.  Finally, upon exiting the HAL lab, we conduct a debrief using selected video excerpts during the training to highlight each person’s symptoms and reactions.  Participants will receive a training folder and certificate of completion.  All attendees must bring a valid FAA medical certificate, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd class, or ICAO equivalent for the HAL training session.    

Research

The HAL Lab provides a controlled environment in which to conduct a wide range of research and trials under the supervision of highly qualified instructors.  The university can serve as a source of human subjects and has its own institutional review board available for both internal and external research.  

Contact Professor Glenn Harmon at 386-226-6843 or glenn.harmon@erau.edu for classes, availability and additional information.

High Altitude Lab
Daytona Beach Campus
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

About the Instructor

 Glenn Harmon

Glenn Harmon

Associate Professor
Daytona Beach Campus
College of Aviation

Professor Harmon brings a varied aviation background to the Embry-Riddle classroom including military, airline and general aviation. 

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