High Altitude Operations
The High Altitude Operations module is designed for pilots who are transitioning to higher performance aircraft that routinely operate above 18,000 feet and/or those who require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) high altitude operations training mandated in Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 61.31(g) and recommended in Advisory Circular (AC) 61-107B, Operations of Aircraft at Altitudes Above 25,000 Feet and/or Mach Numbers (MMO) Greater than .75. The module will also serve those seeking refresher training in high altitude operations. After providing a description of the High Altitude Environment, we review the High Altitude aspects of Weather, Flight Planning and Navigation, Physiology, Aircraft Systems, Aerodynamics and Performance, and Emergencies.
The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites Physiology of Flight training. This training module satisfies that NBAA training recommendation.