Hypoxia, Cold, Fatigue

No matter how fit we may be, altitude, extreme temperatures and our physical state can quickly and without warning render us useless in the cockpit.

There I was, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force’s undergraduate pilot training (UPT). I look back now and think, “Was I really ever that young? Is anyone?” Everything was new and exciting about flying. The USAF really puts a lot of effort into training pilots, I found out. I thought when I joined […]
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