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48 VIII. High Altitude Operations Task A. Supplemental Oxygen References 14 CFR part 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AC 61-107; AIM; POH/AFM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills for flight at higher altitudes where supplemental oxygen is required or recommended. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.VIII.A.K1 Regulatory requirements for supplemental oxygen use by flight crew and passengers. CA.VIII.A.K2 Physiological factors, to include: CA.VIII.A.K2a a. Impairment CA.VIII.A.K2b b. Symptoms of hypoxia CA.VIII.A.K2c c. Time of useful consciousness (TUC) CA.VIII.A.K3 Operational factors, to include: CA.VIII.A.K3a a. Characteristics, limitations, and applicability of continuous flow, demand, and pressure-demand oxygen system CA.VIII.A.K3b b. Differences between and identification of "aviator's breathing oxygen" and other types of oxygen CA.VIII.A.K3c c. Necessary precautions when using supplemental oxygen systems Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.VIII.A.R1 High altitude flight. CA.VIII.A.R2 Failure to use supplemental oxygen. CA.VIII.A.R3 Management of compressed gas containers. CA.VIII.A.R4 Combustion hazards in an oxygen-rich environment. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.VIII.A.S1 Determine the quantity of supplemental oxygen required in a scenario given by the evaluator. CA.VIII.A.S2 Describe how to operate the installed or portable oxygen equipment in the aircraft. CA.VIII.A.S3 Brief passengers on use of supplemental oxygen equipment in a scenario given by the evaluator.

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