Re: Passenger cabin pressurization

Date:         10 Sep 97 19:38:45 
From:         k_ish <kenish@ix.netcom.com>
Organization: Netcom
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jf mezei wrote:

> <snip>
>
> Reason for question: for scuba diving, the actual cabin pressure
> experienced by passengers can make a big difference for Decompression
> Sickness following dives.

I am a private pilot, and attended a FAA Physiological Flight Training
course.  I recall them discussing a 24 hour wait between scuba diving
and flying in any aircraft.  Even if the aircraft is pressurized, you
are in danger if the cabin were to decompress (pretty rare, but a risk).

Ken Ishiguro