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DSO1401
Flight Disorientation and G Force Management

Spaceflight subjects crew and passengers to stresses and attitudes not experienced during normal flight in an aircraft. During a normal spaceflight, passengers and crew will experience a near vertical climb followed by steep banking and forces up to four times the force of gravity during the return. Only people who have flown combat or acrobatic maneuvers have experience with these types of conditions. To have a safe and enjoyable spaceflight, crew and
passengers must be familiar with the flight forces and be able to tolerate them without loss of function.

The BST Flight Disorientation and G Force Management course is designed to provide candidates with the experience of unusual attitudes in fixed wing flight. The course will test the candidate’s ability to withstand the physical effects of disorientation and g force per 14 CFR Part 460.5(b) (Flight Crew) and demonstrate their mental and physical ability to execute training provided under 14 CFR Part 460.51 (Participant) while in flight. The course also seeks to increase their tolerance to those effects.

Per AC91-61, the candidate will:

  1. Experience flight in a small fixed wing airplane
  2. Experience positive forces between 1 and 4 g’s positive and 2 g’s negative
  3. Experience maneuvering that includes rotation about all three aircraft axis.
  4. Experience “zero g” defined as forces less than 1g positive, but greater than 1g negative.
  5. Experience a series of maneuvers that develops tolerance to disorientation and g forces.

PREREQUISITES:

  1. Proof of age -18 years of age or older. (16 with guardian consent)
  2. At least Third Class Airman Medical Certificate or equivalent (Flight Participant)
  3. Second Class Airman Medical Certificate or higher (Flight Crew)
  4. List of all medications currently used
  5. Have an Airman's Logbook for the recording of the training (applicable for ALL candidates)
  6. Candidate size and weight in accordance with weight and balance limitation, airplane restraints, movement of controls.

COURSE COMPLETION STANDARDS: The candidate must maintain their sense of orientation and demonstrate tolerance of flight conditions for duration of each flight. Mental acuity and physical tolerance must be demonstrated by meeting the following:

  1. The candidate must complete all maneuvers within each designated flight
  2. Candidate must learn to recognize and “call” the description and attitude of each maneuver experienced. During the final lesson, candidate must correctly call the attitudes and names of maneuvers during maneuver sequences.
  3. Candidate must complete maneuvers and maneuver sequences without:
    1. Panic
    2. Hyperventilation
    3. Loss of consciousness
    4. Air sickness
    5. Other disqualifying conditions

Course length is 2.5 days;
Includes four 30 minute flights in an acrobatic aircraft;
Lodging (2 nights) and lunch for two days is provided;
preregistration is required.

For pricing and availability call
David Allen
(559) 281-3163