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Unformatted text preview: in air at altitudes over (12,500). If lungs are damaged that can also be another problem, so Smokers Beware! Hypoxia continued…
Hypoxia continued… Hypemic Hypoxia: caused by the reduction of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood; the oxygen is available there is not enough good blood to carry the oxygen. (Carbon Monoxide may cause this)
Stagnant Hypoxia: caused by reduced cardiac output
Histotoxic Hypoxia: occurs when all systems are working but the cells can’t "take" the oxygen from the blood, Alcohol would be cause this. Hypoxia continued…
Hypoxia continued… 4 Stages of Hypoxia: Indifferent, Compensatory, Disturbance, Critical
Indifferent: 010,000ft Beginning
Compensatory: 10,00015,000ft Denial
Disturbance: 15,00025,000ft – Obvious Symptoms
Critical: 25,000+ Loss of Consciousness Weather
Thunderstorms and other convective weather InFlight Icing: when icing occurs during a flight at certain altitudes. Solutions: Antiicing before the flight hits the icing area, Deicing, Prop AntiIcers, and Wing Deicer and Anti
icing systems. ClearAir Turbulence: not only dangerous, but it also has a major impact on the efficiency of flight operations. Weather...
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