Aerospace Physiology Training Class

The FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) offers a half day training course to familiarize US civil aviation pilots and flight crews with the physiological and psychological stresses of flight.

While the training provided does not yield a high-altitude endorsement, it can be accepted by a CFI towards that qualification. For more information, read FAA Advisory Circular on high-altitude training.

How This Training Will Help You

CAMI offers physiological training for civil aviation pilots, FAA flight crews, and FAA aviation medical examiners at our facilities in Oklahoma City, OK In addition to the basic academic contents, this course offers a hypoxia demonstration at the physiological equivalence of 25,000 feet AGL using a Nomo baric chamber, and a safe, practical demonstration of "pilot's vertigo" using a Spatial Disorientation Demonstrator.

Course Content

The following topics are covered during the training:

  • Physics of the Atmosphere
  • Respiration and Circulation
  • Decompressions
  • Stress
  • Hypoxia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Pressure Equalization Difficulties
  • Hypoxia familiarization in the Permanent Reduced Oxygen Training Enclosure (PROTE)
  • Spatial Disorientation, including demonstrators, if available
Last updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2024