Last of the Tyndall AFB Tour

After a really good Asian Buffet lunch at the Heritage (old Officers Club) where we were treated to a Base Briefing while we ate, we toured the Physiological Training Center where we had the physiological effects of high altitude (lack of oxygen) and “G” forces explained to us.

In the high altitude chamber anyone likely to be flying at high altitude experience its effects and learn how to recognize and counter those effects.

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In the “Barnay” chair we were shown how centrifical force disorients the senses. Spinning (even at a really slow speed) in one direction¬† when stopped gets one to think that they are going in the opposite direction even though they are not moving. This confusion, of course, makes it difficult to pilot a plane.

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