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Old 25th Mar 2015, 17:10
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grover Beach
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Simulating Decompression

Of course you can simulate explosive decompression. Every military pilot has to go through it. I went through the altitude chamber several times during my career in the Army, including explosive decompression. Yes, it's disorienting. Yes, it makes the air in your lungs expand and you cannot speak, but all of the symptoms dissipate after a few moments and you are free to put on your oxygen mask and then fly the aircraft. That cockpit crew should have had quick-don mask at the ready. Something else happened to this crew.
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