AEROSPACE MEDICINE LAB COURSE

The NASTAR Center

This one-week, supplemental program is designed for students and resident physicians enrolled in Aerospace Medicine University Programs. Emphasis is on the role of the aerospace physician in pilot training and education. The program includes hands-on, authentic exposure to extreme air and spaceflight environments, demonstrating the physiological stresses of flight. Students may qualify for credits dependent upon agreement with the affiliated university. Call the NASTAR Center for further details on eligibility.
 
Program Content:

    • Five practical training sessions: chamber, night vision, spatial disorientation training and centrifuge (air, space)
    • Centrifuge Experience – space flight
    • Centrifuge Experience – high-performance aircraft
    • Spatial disorientation training – Loss of Control In-Flight in commercial aircraft
    • Hypobaric chamber training (including rapid decompression)
    • Night vision training
  • Life support equipment hands-on training
  • Commercial flight topics and distraction factor exercise

 
Duration: 5 days
 
Equipment:

 
Prerequisites:

  • FAA Class III Medical certificate or equivalent
  • Must be a current aerospace medicine student



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