Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:22 am
Fear with heights weakens me at some places.
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Oxygen, or the lack thereof, has a significant impact on high-altitude flight. One small correction to Red's unbiased and useful info above (Thanks Red!); 10,000 ft. MSL = 3,048 meters.red wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:15 amAlso, oxygen can be an issue. Moving and flying at high altitudes can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion, and assorted mental issues. If you know your limits are about 10000 feet (930m) MSL, feel free to don the oxygen gear when near that limit, even when riding to launch or (especially) when setting up the glider. People who live at high altitudes may be okay there, but that may not be true for you, if you have been living at very low altitudes. A vague sense of dread or lack of confidence can be one sign of oxygen deficiency.