Oxygen, hypoxia and anti-ice

Matt Dearden

English born professional pilot, writer, blogger and columnist. Currently flying the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in Papua, Indonesia.

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3 Responses

  1. Jon Grace says:

    Hey Matt, still loving the blog mate. I’d love to be getting the flying time you get, although I did manage to complete an hours worth of circuits today as the weather wasn’t at all bad this morning in the SE of England, although a little gusty ( 200° at 12 knots ) but with a broken cloud base of 3,000ft it was good days flying. What percentage is your oxygen set at? Is it standard 21% or is it set a little higher? Just interested as I’ve never had the chance to fly anywhere near that high. I’m heading out to Austalia in 3 weeks but plan a little travel around while I’m in the region, ie Singapore, Tailand, and maybe Indonesia. I’ll be sure to give you a shout if I land up there. Take care and safe flying.

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Many thanks Jon, always nice to know people really are read the stuff I post up here!

      As for the O2 setup, it’s a continual flow system which delivers a pre-set flow of oxygen to an simple face mask. Take a look here: http://www.deltaoxygensystems.com for more information as that’s who make them (although I think they’re being replaced soon with on-demand systems).

      I too will be travelling about over the Christmas holidays, mainly in Aus too, so might see around.

    • Jon Grace says:

      Hi Matt, Thanks for the link, I will have a look at that later. As for the blog mate, it is amazing, keep up the great work. It inspires us non commercial flyers to get out there and work harder!!! Maybe see you in OZ!