It’s not bad and most people adjust quickly. You’ll get your own mask (and gear) issued to you for the duration of primary training. If you’re having trouble breathing (our flow valve) or having fit issues, let the PRs know and they’ll help you out. Also tell your instructor so they can help you out. We don’t want to fly with a student troubleshooting gear issues. You should be 100% ready to go out and fly an X, not fiddle fucking with flight gear.Looking to get some info on what it’s like flying with the oxygen mask. Is it difficult at first or do you hardly ever notice it?
Wore a mask in the hypoxia simulator in API and found it tiring to suck down air even at 100% o2.
unless I'm using older gear, they still can and do occasionally. just requires a proper cleaning every now and then (and the post-use wipe down with alcohol swabs). additionally alot of people finger fuck the left side valve too aggressively which can mess up the mask as well.They have the new smoothbore outflow valves now that don't get stuck. I was pretty bad about cleaning mine and never had an issue.