10-10 - Visual illusions on approach o Up-slope runway will...

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Hypemic Hypoxia o Is defined as a reduction in the oxygen carrying capacity of blood Stagnant hypoxia o Is an oxygen deficiency due to poor circulation of the blood flow Histotoxic hypoxia o Inability of tissues to use oxygen Carbon Monoxide poisoning o Colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by combustion process of engine and tobacco smoke Decompression sickness o Scuba diving and flying don’t mix Motion sickness o Airsickness Vertigo o Feeling of rotation when no rotation exists Spatial disorientation Determine aircraft position by lights o Red- left o Green-right o White visible from rea Visual illusions at night o Autokinesis- looks like stationary light is moving o Empty field myopia- eyes tend to focus about 5 ft away o False horizons- guard against by referring to flight instruments
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Unformatted text preview: Visual illusions on approach o Up-slope runway will appear longer and you will feel high o Down-slope will appear shorter and you will feel low o Wide runway- you will feel low o Narrow runway- you will feel high Night approaches o Powered is best o Runway edge light spacing Decreases when low, increases when high o VASI Visual approach slope indicator Dangerous tendencies/ behavioral problems o Scud running Trying to run under a low layer of clouds and not hit anything o Continuing flight into instrument conditions Leads to spatial disorientation or collision with ground or obstacles o Neglect of checklists...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course AERF 1103 taught by Professor Visser during the Fall '08 term at LeTourneau.

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