AVI497 - aircraft? Slow & Rapid 6) What rate of...

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AVI497/PSYCH 496 Spring 2010 HW #5 Name: Jae Choi 1) What are the two main purposes for pressurizing an aircraft? Increases passenger comfort and safety, these things also apply to the aircrew 2) What are the two types of pressurization systems? Seal cabin & Pressurized cabins 3) At what approximate altitude is a sealed cabin type pressurization system most practical? Above FL8000 where air is too thin for compression/pressurization i.e. space shuttle is sealed 4) What are three disadvantages to pressurizing an aircraft? 5) Of the three rates of aircraft decompression, which is/are most likely in modern jet
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Unformatted text preview: aircraft? Slow & Rapid 6) What rate of decompression might be the most dangerous of the three? And why? Slow, it can happen without people being aware of it(insidious) 7) What are the factors affecting the rate of decompression? Altitude, size of the hole in the aircraft, volume of the cabin and size of opening pressure differential 8) What are the 5 steps talked about in class for dealing with an emergency decompression? Retain aircraft control, Get on oxygen, check connection and function, descend, control rate/depth of breathing, check on everyone else, seek qualified medical attention as needed....
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