January 2006 Issue

Letters: 01/06

Oxygen Starvation?
The first color issue of Aviation Consumer is fantastic. Although I would have still been a loyal subscriber with black-and-white images, the color provides a significant added value and it is much appreciated.

A comment and question. In the pulse oximeter flyoff, the 2 in SpO2 should be a subscript, not a superscript. Sorry to be picky. As an anesthesiologist, SpO2 is a significant concern to me during my patientsí operations.

Needless to say, I was shocked to see your test pilotís SpO2 in the range of 80 to 84 percent. At what altitude was this photograph taken? Was he experiencing symptoms of hypoxia? In the operating room, an SpO2 of 80 perc...

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