Cabin Depressurization Causes Release of Oxygen Masks
Hi Capt Lim,
"…That if the oxygen masks drop down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally.
More important - at altitude, you have 15-20 seconds before you pass out. Put yours on first and then do your kids. Passing out for a few seconds won't harm the kids. "
I have read that in an emergency (example, when the plane is stalling), a pilot must always rely on his flight instruments and not on his own instincts. Is this true?
What if it were like in the case of Air France Flight 447? Due to the blocked pitot tubes, the altitude indicators displayed a false drop in altitude, so the pilot, relying on the wrong information, pulled up the plane to a higher altitude. This (added on with other errors) led to the plane stalling and the Airbus crashing. - Source: Air Crash Investigation.
So how can a pilot know when to trust his flight instruments and when to ignore them?
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