AVS-2005 High Altitude Training

Quick Facts

Price
$99

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
.3

Course is Part of this Program
None

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.

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Overview

Crewmembers will gain an understanding of the physiological, aerodynamic, and environmental hazards associated with high altitude flight.

Who Should Attend

  • Required for flight crew and cabin crew of pressurized aircraft above 10,000 feet MSL

Course Objectives

  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Standard pressure
  • Pressure lapse rate
  • Troposphere, Stratosphere and Mesosphere
  • Thermosphere and Exosphere
  • Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
  • Coriolis effect
  • Jet stream structure
  • Subtropical jet streams
  • Polar jet streams
  • Aerodynamic considerations for airframes and engines
  • Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption
  • (TSFC) considerations
  • L / D max
  • Cruise speed considerations
  • Endurance speed
  • Buffet margins
  • Buffet onset
  • Optimum cruise altitudes
  • Maximum cruise altitudes (buffet / thrust considerations)
  • Temperature gradients
  • High altitude stalls and recovery
  • Dutch roll
  • Yaw damping
  • Environmental threats
  • Temperatures aloft
  • Clear Air Turbulence (CAT)
  • CAT avoidance
  • Mountain wave effects
  • Thunderstorm avoidance
  • Engine and airframe icing
  • Fuel temperature management
  • Volcanic ash – detection/avoidance
  • Wake turbulence
  • Pressurization systems operation
  • Air conditioning
  • Crew oxygen systems
  • Passenger and portable oxygen systems
  • Respiration
  • Hypoxia types
  • Hypoxia symptoms
  • Time of useful consciousness
  • Decompression
  • Hyperventilation
  • Oxygen paradox
  • Dysbarism
  • Decompression sickness
  • Barotrauma and internal effects
  • Cosmic radiation
  • Loss of pressurization
  • Cabin volume
  • Failure detection
  • Time of useful consciousness
  • Oxygen masks
  • Emergency descent profiles
  • Emergency descent considerations
  • Case study – Helios 522

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.