AERO Friedrichshafen Global show for general aviation is steadily approaching and our company is going to be a part of it with our product FeelOXY – pure oxygen in a can. It is a global show dedicated to developments in the General Aviation industry, approximately 600 exhibitors from 35 countries, 33,000 visitors and 600 journalists from all over the world are going to meet there. AERO show is going to last from 20th until 23rd of April 2016. Since we are going to be one of exhibitors, we decided to post an article about how important additional oxygen is for pilots and passengers of sports, private, ultra-light, business, gliders or for tandem jumps as well.
A lot of people when asking what is essential requirement for life will answer with oxygen, however most of them do not realize how their body uses oxygen is less than adequate when considering its importance to safe flight. As we already know that atmosphere we fly in is composed of 78% of nitrogen, 21% of oxygen and 1% of all other gasses. Even at the high altitudes, these percentages remain mostly the same, but we should all recall, the pressure exerted by air decreases as we climb. Thus, partial pressure decreases even though the percent content of oxygen remains the same. At some point the pressure is so low that oxygen can no longer be effectively forced into the bloodstream and we begin to experience symptoms of hypoxia, condition when body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. As a result, in an unpressurized aircraft each pilot and passenger shall use oxygen continuously when flying at the altitude around FL 120 or higher, however it is recommended to use it as well at the lower altitudes and during the flights that last longer.
In a pressurized aircrafts, usually aircrafts with more passengers, for business or private use, pilots and passengers should use additional oxygen as well, especially on longer flights or higher altitudes because in the pressurized aircrafts the pressure is the same as in the altitude of arount 8000 ft. We have to be aware that this lack of oxygen usually causes little more than a headache and a feeling of fatigue in the average healthy flier. But passengers who have an underlying breathing, heart or circulatory problem or even one they don’t yet know exists, can suffer serious medical emergencies when the oxygen level drops.
That is why we recommend using additional oxygen when flying on sports, business, private, ultra-light aircrafts, gliders and tandem jumps as well. FeelOXY will help pilots and passengers to reduce fatigue and dizziness at the altitudes above FL 100 to FL 120, where the air is thinner, increase the concentration and reduce the level of stress, for pilots improve the maintenance of control over the management of aircraft, improve oxygen saturation in the blood and last but not least, reduce the jet-lag effect.