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Old August 10th 03, 09:12 AM
Julian Scarfe
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It is for ocassional flights only e.g. 1x or 2x a year at 15000 ft,
for 1-2 hrs, and 1 or 2 people but expandable to 4. In Europe.

I have looked at the Aerox one with their oxymiser canulas, but wonder
if a proper mask isn't a better way to go, and it should use less
oxygen.


We have an Aerox system with cannulas and find it good. According to Aerox,
the system uses less oxygen than a mask would. We also have a Nonin Onyx
pulse oximeter, which is an essential accessory.

http://www.avweb.com/news/aeromed/181936-1.html

You're welcome to take a look at them if we get together at Cambridge some
time.

One of the things I hadn't anticipated was how much better I'd feel on
oxygen after longish flights even around FL100.

Julian Scarfe


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Old August 10th 03, 03:33 PM
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"Julian Scarfe" wrote in message ...

We have an Aerox system with cannulas and find it good. According to Aerox,
the system uses less oxygen than a mask would.


Concur, although the system we have is Mountain High (same oxymiser cannulae
though). They work very well and live up to their name. IIRC the
system itself has a recommendation about how high they can be used
vs. the mask, and there's an article about this on AvWeb somewhere.
Might be worth a hunt.

We don't have the pulse oxymeter but have had no problems at 14K (15K
above our service ceiling). I'm kind of a "canary in a coal mine",
if there are problems I'll find them.

One of the things I hadn't anticipated was how much better I'd feel on
oxygen after longish flights even around FL100.


Concur again, but even lower in our experience -- 7-8K (Gotta admit
Julian FL100 looks funny to this Yank)

Cheers,
Sydney
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Old August 10th 03, 03:54 PM
Julian Scarfe
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We don't have the pulse oxymeter but have had no problems at 14K (15K
above our service ceiling). I'm kind of a "canary in a coal mine",
if there are problems I'll find them.


Susceptibility tends to vary greatly. I was pretty shocked the first time I
put the PO on at altitude. I'd never bothered to even take my pulse at
altitude before! Other people don't seem to have anything like the same
SpO2 drop.

Concur again, but even lower in our experience -- 7-8K (Gotta admit
Julian FL100 looks funny to this Yank)


Yeah, I kind of like writing that sort of stuff just to see what sort of
reaction I get. You should try FL30. :-)

Julian


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Old August 11th 03, 08:39 AM
Thomas Borchert
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Peter,

cannulas are a much more comfortable solution in that altitude. You
should get an oxymeter to check your blood oxygen content, too. Are you
familiar with www.aeromedix.com?

Also, don't know about rules in Europe, but in the US it is perfectly
legal to fill the bottles yourself from welder'S oxygen bottles. It is
the same oxygen anyway. Check for some columns at www.avweb.com on that
topic.

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Thomas Borchert (EDDH)

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Old August 11th 03, 08:39 AM
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Peter,

This Palco one looks a lot nicer


beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder in that case...

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Thomas Borchert (EDDH)

 




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