Updated: Apr 19, 2021
Lesson Quicktakes cover the items that should be memorized from each of the wifiCFI Lessons. They do not cover all of the lesson details in-depth.
Privileges = Exercise ATP Certificate.
Durations = 6 Calendar Months if over 40 years old. 12 Calendar Months if under 40 years old.
Privileges = Exercise Commercial Certificate.
Durations = 12 Calendar Months regardless of age.
Privileges = All other operations.
Durations = 24 Calendar Months if over 40 years old. 60 Calendar Months if under 40 years old.
Not enough oxygen.
Hypoxic Hypoxia = Not enough oxygen in the environment (high altitudes).
Hypemic Hypoxia = Oxygen cannot attach to blood cells (CO poisoning).
Stagnant Hypoxia = Blood not flowing (G-Forces).
Histotoxic Hypoxia = Brain rejects oxygen molecules (drugs and alcohol).
Symptoms of Hypoxia:
Cyanosis (blue fingernails and lips).
Decreased Response times.
Tingling in Fingers and Toes.
Hypoxia Corrective Actions:
Put on an Oxygen Mask.
Stop pulling G-Forces.
Too much oxygen. Not enough carbon dioxide.
MIDDLE EAR AND SINUS CONGESTION
Traps air pressure in sinuses.
Ease of pain in the climb.
Increased pain during descent.
The Leans = Feeling as if you are in a turn.
Coriolis Illusion = Rapid head movement in a turn.
Graveyard Spiral = Extended condition of the Leans.
Somatogravic Illusion = Acceleration/Deceleration feels like climbing or descending.
Inversion Illusion = Rapid level off from steep climb feels like tumbling backward.
Elevator Illusion = Updrafts/Downdrafts feel like nose high/nose low attitudes.
False Horizon = Lights obscure the horizon.
Autokinesis = Stationary lights appear moving.
Runway Width = Wide runways make pilots feel low. Narrow runways make pilots feel high.
Runway Slope = Upsloping runways make pilots feel high. Downsloping runways make pilots feel low.
Featureless Terrain = Makes pilots feel high.
Haze = Makes pilots feel high.
Fog = Can create the illusion of pitching up.
Brain receiving conflicting messages about the state of the body.
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) POISONING:
Colorless and Odorless.
Attaches to blood cells 200X faster than Oxygen.
Aircraft Cabin Heater.
Loss of Muscle Power.
The body’s response to physical and psychological demands.
Acute Stress = Immediate threat.
Chronic Stress = Accumulated/long term stress.
Acute Fatigue = Short term exhaustion.
Chronic Fatigue = Long term exhaustion.
8 hours Bottle to Throttle.
.04% BAC Max.
No Flying while Hungover.
SCUBA DIVING WAIT TIMES
I = Illness.
M = Medication.
S = Stress.
A = Alcohol.
F = Fatigue.
E = Eating/Emotion.