High Altitude Weather and Aerodynamics

High Altitude Weather and Aerodynamics

Our High-Altitude Weather and Aerodynamics course is designed to fulfill the requirements for pilots seeking the High-Altitude endorsement under 14 CFR Part 61.31(g).

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High-altitude flight presents pilots with several unique challenges due to the different weather, physiological concerns, and effects high altitude and high -speed flight have on aerodynamics. This course provides pilots with training covering these aspects of high-altitude flight and the proper recovery procedures for emergencies such as hypoxia and decompression.

This course ensures pilots have a solid principal understanding of High-Altitude Weather and Aerodynamics necessary for many Part 135, Part 125, and Part 91 pilots and includes the elements required for the high-altitude endorsement under 14 CFR Part 61.31.

Topics Addressed
  • The Atmosphere
  • Mach Flight
  • Jet Stream
  • Clear Air Turbulence
  • Hypoxia
  • Coffin Corner
  • Trapped Gas
  • Decompression
  • Respiration

Requirements and Resources

  • 14 CFR Part 61.31
  • 14 CFR 135.293 and 135.345
  • 14 CFR 91.1065 and 91.1101
  • 14 CFR 125.287
  • 14 CFR 135.331
  • 14 CFR 91.1083
  • AC 00-6
  • AC 61-107
  • IS-BAO Chapter 8

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