DeSat Training Program

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Southern AeroMedical Institute is dedicated to providing the most advanced Hypoxia training to your team. Our Medical Director Dr. Paul W. Buza, a Board Certified Neurologist has lectured extensively on fatigue and hypoxia. His speaking engagements have taken him all over the country, resulting in him lecturing at over 26 events in the last two years. Due to his ardent focus on the importance of fatigue awareness and hypoxia training in 2015 SAMI partnered with Daher and Zodiac Aerospace to assist us in creating the patented DeSat Training Program. 


Recently featured in the March 2016

AOPA Pilot Magazine Turbine Edition 


 

  • Dr. Paul W. Buza Medical Director of Southern AeroMedical Institute

 

This training session is conducted in our high altitude chamber while flying a Garmin G1000 and utilizing a Zodiac Aerospace Mask System. The experience of each pilot during Slow Onset Hypoxia training is unique. Therefore, we give the pilots a video recording of their training session beginning at 10,000 feet as you climb in altitude inside the Chamber up to 22,000 feet. During this time, they are in communication with ATC flying the Garmin G1000. In addition to ATC communication, Dr. Buza supervises the pilots oxygen saturation levels and pulse to help them safely recognize a minimum of 3 lifesaving sensations. This training is revolutionary in the fact that it is individualized. Whereas the FAA/International standards involve large groups in altitude chambers where the Time of Useful Consciousness is 3 minutes or less. In our program pilots are able to feel the effects of Slow Onset Hypoxia over significantly longer period of time in a safe training environment.  The video provided to the pilots is an excellent tool to use through the years as recurrent training. This program is not to be confused with reduced oxygen breathing programs as the chamber remains the gold standard in true physiological training.

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 DeSat Training – What to Expect

  • 1/2 Hour of Lecture – “Slow Onset Hypoxia” with Dr. Buza

    • In-depth review of Slow Onset Hypoxia, a basic introduction to aviation physiology, and a case review of accidents as a result from Slow Onset Hypoxia.

  • 1/2 Hour Pre Flight Orientation – Introduction to Flight Simulator and Oxygen Mask

    • Introduction to the Garmin G1000 and Zodiac Aerospace EROS Quick Don Oxygen Mask

    • Review of Emergency Mask Donning Proficiency – Train pilots to comply with FAA regulations requiring pilots to don their oxygen masks within 5 seconds of recognizing their individual hypoxia sensations.

  • One Hour of Flight – High Altitude Chamber Training

    • Scenario training begins at 5,000 feet with an ascent rate of 1,500 feet per minute.

    • Trainees are given flight instructions by ATC while engaging the Garmin.

    • Dr. Buza carefully monitors trainees, including communicating with them during the scenario to ascertain their individual hypoxia sensations.

  • 1/2 Hour Post Flight Review – Review Oxygen Saturation and Flight Video with Dr. BuzaDr. Buza reviews individual sensations of each trainee while watching the video.

     

    Upon Completion

    High Altitude Chamber and FAA/FITS accepted “Scenario Based Physiological Training” Certificate of Completion

    Hypoxia “Fingerprint Card” – Laminated card with each pilot’s individual sequence of hypoxia sensations.

    Post Flight Debrief and Oxygen Saturation Review

    Video of Flight Training

 

DeSat Video Gallery

  • DeSat Training Video - Description of Sensations
    • DeSat Training Video - Description of Sensations

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  • DeSat Training Video - Crew Communication
    • DeSat Training Video - Crew Communication

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  • DeSat Training Video with Life PulseOx Monitoring
    • DeSat Training Video with Life PulseOx Monitoring

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  • DeSat Training Video
    • DeSat Training Video

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  • Single Pilot Hypoxia Training
    • Single Pilot Hypoxia Training

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Schedule your Hypoxia Training through your Sim Training Center.

We are happy to accommodate you while you complete

Initial or Recurrent Training on your aircraft.

SIMCOM Orlando, FL


To schedule your DeSat Training while at SIMCOM speak with Center Manager John Warnk

FSI Orlando, FL


While conducting initial or recurrent training at Flight Safety International inform you trainer you would like to participate in our training. We are happy to accommodate your training schedule. Contact us for scheduling.