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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
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2010/05/24 High Altitude Training at Beale AFB :)
π 2010-05-24 00:00 in Flying
Our local flying group did a trip to Beale Air Force Base to take the FAA high altitude training.



13 days without any DUIs, good job guys!
13 days without any DUIs, good job guys!


in class
in class


After several hours of ground review and classes, we went into the actual chamber where they lean the air to 25,000ft (that was after 30mn of breathing pure O2 to prevent decompression sickness).

getting ready
getting ready



I actually felt ok, but didn't look so fresh on some pictures :)
I actually felt ok, but didn't look so fresh on some pictures :)

that was after about 5mn at 25,000ft without any oxygen
that was after about 5mn at 25,000ft without any oxygen

The time was interesting, but too short. I obviously seemed to be suffering from the lack of air a little bit, but didn't feel I was doing too badly. I'm still curious how far I was from passing out or being able to turn my own O2 back on.

On the way back, we got to see some U2 flying patterns:



and a few shots from the flight back:






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