Tuesday, April 18, 2017

T-45 training OKd with limits

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Navy resumed T-45 training flights at Naval Air Station Pensacola and two other bases Monday after halting the flights because of concerns about the oxygen system. Training can continue as long as pilots remain below an altitude of 10,000 feet to avoid using the onboard oxygen generator system. Normally, training is done at altitudes of 14,000 feet. Pilots at NAS Pensacola, Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., and Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, had complained about experiencing episodes of hypoxia and training was temporarily suspended. The investigation is continuing. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal 04/17/17, WUWF 0418/17) Previous