High Altitude Operations


This High Altitude Operations CFI Lesson Plan has come from Chapter Eleven of The Complete CFI Binder. It can be purchased a la carte. This chapter is a total of 14 pages and contains a complete lesson for teaching your students and FAA Examiner. This file can be directly downloaded from our server and immediately consumed in any PDF viewing application, on any device that you choose. There are no viewing restrictions or limitations. You will receive instant access to the PDF File immediately after checkout.



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High Altitude Operations

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High Altitude Regulatory Requirements

High Altitude Endorsement - FAR §61.31(g)

Supplemental Oxygen Requirements - FAR §91.211

Operating Restrictions

Above FL 250

Above FL 350

An Exception:

Cannula Usage 

High Altitude Hazards


Symptoms of Hypoxia


Time of Useful Consciousness

Prolonged Oxygen Use


Trapped Gas

Evolved Gas


Basic Cabin Pressurization Overview

Differential Pressure

Types of Pressurization Systems




Pressurization Instruments

Pressurization System Operation

Cabin Pressure Regulator

Types of Oxygen Systems

Continuous Flow

Diluter Demand

Pressure Demand

Aviators Breathing Oxygen

Oxygen Safety Technique

High-Pressure Oxygen Bottles

Avoid Fire


System Failure Awareness

Depressurization Events




When To Expect When It Happens

Consider Hypoxia and Time of Useful Consciousness

Descend Immediately

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