...Hypoxia Can Affect Any Pilot
So, what's all this mean to GA pilots? If nothing else it serves as a good excuse to remind ourselves about the potential dangers of hypoxia and realize that it doesn't just happen at the flight levels. AOPA has a comprehensive list of references on the insidious condition and its prevention, along with the reminder that it's something we have to plan around if we fly above 10,000 feet during the day or above 5,000 feet at night. But it's not just altitude that can induce hypoxia, as a quiz on AOPA's safety site reveals.