Wednesday, 23 February 2011

if I can shake this cold off, I am flying tomorrow

Am knocking back panadol and drinking loads of water in the hope of shaking off this headcold. I want to fly tomorrow!

Look at Cambridge and Wyton!

Incidentally, in case you are wondering why I don't fly anyway, if you are congested, flying even to a few hundred feet will cause barotrauma.


As you gain height, atmospheric pressure drops and so any trapped air in the body will end up at a higher pressure to the outside atmosphere...and if it can't equalise the pressure.....trauma results...with nausea and considerable pain in flight, even fainting at the controls. And long term sinus discomfort can result.

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