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Choosing Your Oxygen System

Choosing Your Oxygen System

This can be a daunting task at first, I admit. I just installed a system in a Duo for a student of mine. Yes a student pilot with a new Duo, I love my job. Start by figuring out what size bottles fits in the sailplane. The next consideration is consumption. If you are...
How Hypoxic do You Fly?

How Hypoxic do You Fly?

At the 2002 15 meter Nationals in Tonopah Nevada, Dr. Philippe was using his new pulse oximeter to test pilots’ oxygen saturation while on the grid prior to takeoff. I remember his comments that many were so low he would not have let them out of his office. We...