Supplemental oxygen is a performance-enhancing substance. Furthermore, it’s affordable, legal, and unlike performance enhancers in the sports world, it’s even encouraged as a best practice by those who regulate the industry.
It keeps you alert and awake, and prevents headaches, vision loss, and other symptoms of hypoxia (altitude sickness). They are especially helpful above 8,000 feet during daytime flying and 5,000 feet during nighttime flying.
Why would you fly without it?
The truth is, many pilots do, primarily because most light aircraft have no factory supplemental oxygen systems. But you can install a compact, lightweight system for under $500 with help from Pilot Mall.
Safer flying for a minimal investment? What a breath of fresh air.
Why arrive tired? Have you ever wondered why many of your passengers sleep through a flight? Have you ever wondered why you have made an uneventful, pleasant two-hour flight at 8000 feet and arrived at your destination yawning and feeling fatigued, or perhaps even with a mild headache?
It's no mystery--it's hypoxia. Not, perhaps, to the degree that you were an unsafe pilot, but enough to cause the classical symptom of hypoxia: tiredness. And according to the FAA, 25% of night vision is lost at 8000 feet, even for a healthy non-smoker.
Prior to the introduction of Aviation Oxygen Systems high-duration system, the wise pilot reserved the use of oxygen for situations where it was legally necessary; i.e., above 12,500 feet. Many light aircraft had no Aviation Oxygen Systems. Most pilots did not purchase systems for practical reasons: short duration of supply, discomfort of wearing oxygen masks, difficult and costly refills, heavy weight and large bulk.
Aviation Oxygen Systems eliminate all these objections, plus one more: the price is right. Many Aviation Oxygen Systems cost under $500 for a complete, high-duration, compact and lightweight system. We believe you will add to your flying comfort, safety and pleasure by using Aviation Oxygen Systems at an altitude above 8000 feet during the day and 5000 feet at night. And because Aviation Oxygen Systems make your Aviation Oxygen Systems supply last up to 8 times longer than other systems, it's reasonable to do exactly that. Why arrive tired?