Hello Folks,Has anybody recently undergone a proper "fit to fly test"as opposed to a chat with your GP/Respiratory nurse and the can you walk 50mtrs and climb a flight of stairs without undue breathlessness questionnaire and a GP,s sign off.I believe the tests only takes about 30 mins and entails breathing in an O2/Nitrogen mix which roughly equates to the rarefied atmosphere of approx 8-10,000 ft which is approx what cabins are pressurised to.
The reason i ask is that i would like to assess if i desaturate sufficiently to require the use of supplemental O2 in the pressurised environment of an aircraft.,Because if i do not it would save me the hassle of having to get sign offs from various airlines who all have different procedures and forms to be completed if i want to use a POC in the cabin.And all those procedures often mean that you end up getting tickets at rip off prices because they have to be done pre booking.
If i am ok i can just chuck said concentrator in hold luggage(sufficiently insured for baggage handlers thuggery)and take it as intended as an assist whilst exerting abroad.
i would even consider getting this done privately as i am sure it would take decades to obtain within my own trust.I appreciate it would not be cheap as i once had a diving medical referee charge me about £50 just to knock on his door.
Love to all best wishes mike