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Black outs and Red outs

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Odyssey First Officer

What are these? When do they occur?

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PIC1stOfficer First Officer

Too many G's black-out. Plane upside down at lower alt, red-out.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Blackouts and redouts occur when excessive G force puts the body under stress.

When you pull back on the yoke / stick in an aerobatic or fast military aircraft then blood is drained away from the brain, where functions start to deteriorate, namely, eyesight. You will temporarily see black, and then will remain unconscious until blood returns.

A red out is a lot worse than a black out. A red out is when blood is forced to the retinal arterioles so you see as though you had blood in your eyes. Excessive negative G's can cause hemorrhages in the brain. This is the opposite and occurs when you push down on the control column.

Guest Ed Guest

99jolegg wrote:

A red out is when blood is forced to the retinal arterioles so you see as though you had blood in your eyes.

Hmm, yeah. Every day that I DON'T see blood inside my eyeballs is a GOOD day. 😂

Ed

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Guest Ed wrote:

99jolegg wrote:

A red out is when blood is forced to the retinal arterioles so you see as though you had blood in your eyes.

Hmm, yeah. Every day that I DON'T see blood inside my eyeballs is a GOOD day. 😂

Ed

😂

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spitfiresrule First Officer

Black outs and red outs are crap in FS because you can still see the instruments 😕 Kinda defeats the purpose 🙄

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