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Old 4th Mar 2018, 20:19
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What u takin about Willis, plenty of vis there...
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G'day atr-drivr....yaaar it's not anywhere near as bad as Mountain weather
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 06:58
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 15:13
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 15:25
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Question Altitude Acclimatization

G'Day VF!

I'm not certain whether or not you've covered my question earlier in this most excellent thread, but I wonder if your Aussie physiognomy, originally unused to extreme altitude, had a period of adjustment as you began initial operations in the "roof of the World"? Did you encounter episodes of hypoxia, acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE)? How long did it take you to acclimatize? Do any of your tourist clientele from sea level locales experience medical difficulties? Do you and your passengers use supplemental oxygen? I know that when I visited Denver, Colorado (a great town BTW!), a lowly 5,200' MSL, I had epistaxis (bloody nose) and dyspnea (trouble breathing). I am certain that my pack-a-day cowboy killer (Marlboro red) habit didn't help. That you are a yoga practitioner probably helped you. As a side note, I am given to believe that Nepalese Sherpas are genetically gifted with larger lung capacity and higher hematocrit (O2-carrying red blood cell volume) than we mere mortals...

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Old 9th Mar 2018, 16:40
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We used a product called "Rain Away" works great.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 09:12
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Cool Attitude Adjuster

G'day albatross.....Yip know the stuff, we use RainX, even perspex polish or car polish works pretty good too! This wasn't my bird, was only a training flight. If I was gonna do more in that ship, I'd surely be applying that magic goop
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Hoy there wcavuman1.....Been lucky I've never experienced any altitude issues, even when I'd run out of O2, or when stuck up there due weather seen plenty a folks sick, seriously sick & die from AMS, HAPE & HACE. I think Yoga, Pranayama (breathing exercises) Plant Based Whole Foods Vegan diet has helped me a lot

I don't believe Sherpa's have any unique high-altitude genes. If You were born at 10,000'+ worked hard everyday at those heights & much higher then, You too would be a super athlete at those same altitudes. There's no doubt anyone can achieve similar if they spent their entire life up there! Yes Sherpa's are super powerful, amazingly fit & resilient, but only those that go outdoors & do that seriously high-altitude toiling. I know plenty Sherpa's who work inside offices that are unfit & unhealthy like their Western counterparts They are great people & very hard working

High-Altitude survival tips: Stay away from Dairy (clogs the Lungs & Lymphatic system), consuming lots of Timmur (Szechuan pepper) helps build more red blood corpuscles which carries O2 & good old Garlic keeps the blood thin, don't smoke!

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Lightbulb Lesson for the day...Tail-Rotor Safety!

Serious injuries may be encountered, before walking into this Tail-Rotor
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Any info on the plane crash? 38 reported dead. What on earth happened?
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Danger TIA Bangla crash today

G'day 2016parks....50 confirmed dead so far, see below the ATC transcript with the PIC. Very sad news indeed Many Nepali travel agents on a freebie flight onboard & Nepali medical students mostly from the same college

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Off topic sorry but I can see this ending up in future CRM courses.

What a horrible tragedy.

2018-03-12 US Bangla DHC-8-400 crashed on landing Kathmandu » JACDEC
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Hey there BT.....szavasz sadly it never seems to end, a tragedy magnet
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