Please accept my apology for violating the etiquette of replying this way, but the subject demands it. I mentioned a few years ago I was able to experience a high altitude chamber (set to simulate 25,000' msl). In less than 5 minutes I couldn't use a pencil much less fly a plane. And YOU DO NOT KNOW IT. You will die a happy camper because with hypoxia you are usually euphoric. I certainly was. At lower altitudes it may take longer but the net result may be the same. Why chance it? I did just pick up an oxygen tank and regulator like Mike has (thanks for the idea Mike) and intend to use it over 10,000' day VFR and 8,000' night. My personal selected minimums. Maybe I'll change those numbers as time goes by and I get to experiment with them. We need every little safety factor we can get. And this one is easy.
Ray_pilot New Orleans On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 6:51 AM, n357cj via KRnet <email@example.com> wrote: > Hey Guys, > Just to let folks know --- At SNF back in maybe 2006 I talked to the > AEROX owner. All his stuff was just to big for KR kind of baggage. He said > he understood and would look into it. I think in 2007 I stopped by his > booth At OSH. I asked if he remembered me and he did and pulled a bottle > kit from under his table that was exactly what I had been looking for. It > was a small alum. bottle with all the attachments for 2 people,hoses, > regulator, one canal and one mask. I bought the kit on the spot and I think > Mark L. bought it right there also. Since then I have done a bit of > checking and found there is no difference between med O2 and the bottles > from the welding supply except the paper trail. Aero-Ox also has a adapter > available that I purchased at OSH a few years ago to fill yourself from a > standard OX bottle. As a construction company we have several ox bottles > around all the time. So this works great for me. The bottle last me about 8 > hours total when set to feed at 12500 feet. He does have a smaller version > now also i believe. The kits may be a bit pricey for some folks but I > prefer to think that my life is worth it. > As a side story I became convinced that i needed the O2 in the plane > all the time when I was coming back from OSH one year at 13500 and while > having the proverbial perfect flight and doing routine cockpit things I > turned the master switch off and things got really quite for the second it > took to flip it back on. I live to fly again because I choose to. > May all your decisions be the right ones, > Joe Horton, > N357CJ > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "KRnet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: "KRnet" <email@example.com> > Cc: "Larry Flesner" <fles...@frontier.com> > Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:25:17 PM > Subject: Re: KR> Oxygen > > On 7/5/2018 12:16 PM, Mike Stirewalt via KRnet wrote: > > For just putzing around to find out ones service ceiling we can all get > > by without oxygen. Everest has been climbed, after all, without oxygen. > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > And many get "mountain sickness" and have to acclimate to altitude and > some have died at very high levels. > > I'd recommend not approaching the subject with too cavalier an attitude > until you know how altitude affects you personally. Each of us are like > our KRs, every one is different. Do you have other health issues, are > you a smoker, do you take medication, what's your age, and the many > other variables that could affect you at lower oxygen levels. Don't > just hop in your kr, climb to 12,501feet for 29 minutes to see if you > need oxygen. You might miss the Gathering. > > Larry Flesner > > > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at https://www.mail-archive.com/ > firstname.lastname@example.org/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at https://www.mail-archive.com/ > email@example.com/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org